Whether you’re the one asking or being asked, the answer has little to do with the mind.
You can analyze, strategize, and organize a project so that the results you want are surely the results you will get. But you never actually know.
Boy asks girl what her favorite color is. Girl says purple. Five years (or five months, or five minutes later - it doesn’t really matter) go by. Girl asks the boy what her favorite color is. Boy says purple. Girl frowns. “It’s blue,” she says.
Everything is networking and networking involves connecting with people and people change their minds more often than their clothes. What needs to be understood, though, is that despite these changes (e.g., fear based step-backs, road block detours, juxtaposed worldviews, popped filter bubbles.) the results aimed for can still be attained.
When you are at the phase of “how do YOU know,” you are immediately the authority, the leader, the one looked up to.
Truly, what they want to know is if they can trust you. If they can benefit from following you. And if you answer with “I just do,” you’re answering with your heart, not your mind.
And THAT is how you know.
Stay Positive & If You Don’t Feel It In Your Gut, Aim For Different Results
Garth E. Beyer