The deficiency addiction

Focusing on gaps and weaknesses can be addictive. It's a mythology larger than any workplace. It's how most contemporary societies approach shaping the future. It emanates from a belief that creating a new future requires eliminating weaknesses. 

We lack compelling evidence that this is a true or useful belief. We have more evidence that focusing on strengths better supports a new future. Creativity on what we would love to see possible is a richer lens on new options than complaints about what we think is wrong and needs to be fixed. As tempting as a deficiency bias might be, more is possible in a world of abundance.