The other day I wrote about radical candor and what I believe to be the appropriate way for its nuanced use. Another facet of "radical" behavior in terms of communicating and psychology is that of radical acceptance. While radical acceptance is typically used in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (which comes highly recommended by me, by the way), I believe it can be a tool used in many of life's situations, including in the product design sphere.
“Radical acceptance rests on letting go the illusion of control and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.” — Marsha Linehan
In continuing my efforts to write better and write more often, my latest Medium post is about how we can design with radical acceptance, addressing the following topics:
At the crux of it, I believe discerning the difference between the uncomfortable and the intolerable will allow us to grow and enhance our teams, our work, and our own individual well-being.
To read more about radical acceptance and its role in our day-to-day product design environment, hit the link below!