The human eye needs to see only one-third of an image to understand the whole image. Your brain fills in the details, color, shading.
When I found the leaf, right, all I saw was a leaf with a bend in it. When I turned it the other way, the bird suddenly jumped into view.It was clearly a bird and no longer a leaf.
This ability might be useful when you are working out a fresh idea. Many people wait for the idea to be fully formed and all the details to be filled in before we bring it up. But speaking about an idea to a friend often allows us to see it more fully because we are describing it, and turning it around to look at different angles.
The person we are describing it also sees parts of it, and reassembles it into what they see. There is no right or wrong at this stage, it’s just a description of what we imagine.
Don’t jump to the details first. Details dig up ways things don’t work or what might go wrong.
There are a thousand reasons to say “No” and abandon an idea. You are looking for the reason to say “Yes” and nurture the idea.
—Quinn McDonald is an idea whisperer.