It’s very easy to make this mistake…
When advocating a change or something new, it’s very easy to miss out that part of the status quo that is also needed.
We’re so familiar—unconsciously familiar—with the way things are at the moment that we’re liable to forget which parts are still needed. We just don’t really see them.
Then in our advocacy we end up with an unbalanced message because it only has the radical component, not the whole solution.
And that means it doesn’t make sense. So the message is liable to be dismissed.
For example, we see the problems of structure and want to dismantle it. Yet we need the benefits the structure brings, or some of them anyway.
And it’s a lot easier to see what isn’t working than what is.
Paraphrasing the old saying…
How do you keep hold of the baby when you’re throwing out the bathwater?
You need to start by seeing the baby properly.