ABT vs DBT
When you decrease your focus on what is wrong (deficit-based thinking) and increase your focus on what is right (Asset-Based Thinking), you build enthusiasm and energy, strengthen relationships, and move people and productivity to the next level.
Deficit-Based Thinking is a defense mechanism to the negative side of life’s impediments and problems. It is an anxiety that puts us “on guard,” robs us of confidence, hope, and deprives us of productivity and pleasure.
Under dire circumstances DBT protects us, but for the most of us it has become an easy addiction that dominates our way of thinking. A “steady diet” of DBT leads to starvation, a depletion in energy, creating suspicion that trouble, problems and disappointment lurk around every corner.
DBT fuels our insecurity, clouds our perceptions, blinds us to possibilities and limits our options. Asset-Based Thinking is based on direct, systematic observation into how a growing minority of highly effective, satisfied people think, feel and act. ABT takes the spin of “positive thinking” to a whole new level.
While positive thinking calls for a positive attitude about life and the future, Asset-Based Thinking calls for positive action and traction in the present moment.
ABT puts the power of personal, interpersonal and situational assets in your hands so you can make progress and create the future you most desire.