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Mental Sets

Mental sets can be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they allow us to quickly and efficiently solve problems we've encountered before. On the other hand, they can lead to fixed thinking that ignores novel solutions. This can hamper our ability to solve problems and impede our progress. It's important to recognize when mental sets are at play and to actively work to overcome them. By doing so, we open ourselves up to a wider range of solutions and can more effectively tackle the problems we face.

Applying this to work through the lens of 100% accountability and 100% autonomy, you realize the how must follow the what. This is why it is so vital to get crystal clear about measurable results.

It's like agreeing to go on a trip with a large group. Everyone needs to be clear about the destination and the arrival time. However, the modes of transportation or routes can be different for everyone involved (autonomy) as long as everyone arrives at the same place and at the same time (accountability).