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20/20: 20 Great Lists by 20 Outstanding Business Thinkers by Diana Renner, Steven D’Souza

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6.ENTERTAIN DOUBT

“To believe fully and at the same moment to have doubts is not at all a contradiction: it presupposes a greater respect for truth, an awareness that truth always goes beyond anything that can be said or done at any given moment.”

American existential psychologist Rollo May

Diana: In coaching sessions I often hear my clients grapple with the question “How do I know I’m right?" It is the hardest question to hear and one of the most challenging to work with. Many of these people have high-powered jobs and heavy decision-making responsibilities....We carve out our lives in right and wrongs, black and white. We look for a sign, any sign, that shows us we are heading in the “right” direction. Can we entertain the possibility of doubt? ...

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