Our minds are like crocodile jaws. It’s much easier to keep them shut than to keep them open. It takes a considerable amount of effort to delay deduction and keep an open mind than to make up our mind and decide on what is reality. Once we decide our reality, it begins to filter our perception. We begin to see only that which proves our theories correct. This is called confirmation bias. An open mind is aware that it doesn’t have all the information and tries not to fill in the blanks with information that only points one direction. This is a vital discipline for a great teammate. Without it, we will only live in constant frustration that will likely frustrate the rest of the team.