Keep the judge on standby.

When I encounter something new or different, my first tendency is to judge it. It can be anything. An idea. New shoes. Another’s comment. I coach myself to put the judge on standby. To stay open. To stay curious. To look for what is good about it. Once I have considered it thoughtfully, the judge-in-waiting is invited in.

Ever feel you judge before you give something due consideration?
How might you defer judgement and stay more open?

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