I was chatting with a colleague the other day about appreciative inquiry (AI) and his desire to put abstract drawings into concepts. I took that as a challenge and here is one of the first principles of AI, that our words create our worlds. This is such a timely reminder for me, as I have been struggling with a few things lately and the way I talk about it is doom and gloom which has led, quite frankly, to me feeling pretty crappy and not really creating what I would most like. If I talk about what’s going on that’s good, I can always find a step forward. If we all talk together about what’s right, we construct a whole new reality.