Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Laguna Honda Hospital Resident

Friday, April 20, 2012

Divergent Thinking

---A very poignant talk. In my experience at the hospital, we ALL [residents/staff] seem very good at Catastrophizing. We think of the worst possible outcome and go with that. It often times comes true and justifies a certain complacency that creates the mindset - they are out to get me, no one cares what I think and/or they feel that their job will be in jeopardy if they speakout - even when it is known that what they are supporting is wrong,  This holds true for most of us when we realize how willing we are to believe most of the gossip and rumor that we hear. We are so quick to tear someone or something down when support is needed.

---We ALL must realize that the ''catastrophized'' answer may exist, but going with it as a foregone conclusion makes it a self-fulfilling prophecy. Think a bit longer and find a better answer or solution and GO WITH THAT, INSTEAD. Work toward making THIS be the truer answer to the question. Don't be so quick to jump on the bandwagon of someones or somethings possible negative outcome and champion it as true, even before it is. Think positively about people and places instead of immediately thinking something will go wrong - always.

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