What is a ‘Positive Deviant?
In every community there are certain individuals or groups whose uncommon behaviors and strategies enable them to find better solutions to problems than their peers.
It is an asset-based, problem-solving, and community-driven approach that enables groups to discover successful behaviors and strategies, apply them, and develop a plan of action to promote their adoption by others.
We often call this “thinking out of the box”.
BTW, being a positive deviant isn’t for the faint of heart. If you truly are one of these individuals you will be dismissed, ignored, and made fun of.
However, we NEED you!
Here is the first tip to developing the qualities of thinking out of the box.
Breathe, get yourself grounded, and centered.
Being present is the most important thing we can do.
We are not here to check out and bypass the 3-dimensional world where we can make a difference.
Practice seeing deeply into the present moment.