Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion but not their own facts.
When meetings boil down to people’s opinions, I usually have to leave. I know that we are each entitled to our own opinion. I get that.
But don’t confuse your opinion with facts.
“Well, I feel this would be the best solution…”
Did you look at the distributor? Is there a cheaper way to get the same product? What about the warranty? How does it fit into our business model or fit our core principles? Is there evidence based literature that supports its use and price tag? Will it serve a large group or can it only be used by one individual at a time?
Facts take time to investigate. They take energy and a “superdisciplined” approach. Opinions are like talk at the barbershop.
I’ll take an order of more facts please.
Art Horne is the Coordinator of Care and Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Men’s Basketball Team at Northeastern University, Boston MA. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.