To have a more open mind means you are willing to receive and consider different and new ideas. It means you need to be adaptive and flexible to new ideas and experiences. For most people, being open-minded is really a challenge.
Most of us tend to surround ourselves with people who share the same set of values and beliefs, throughout our lives. Though we wish to be open-minded, this limited exposure makes us to struggle with making the effort to embrace new ideas and to think openly. Since most of us are struggling from this challenge, what can we do? Here are 5 ways on how to be more open-minded and to help you unleash the unlimited power within you.
5 Ways On How To Be More Open Minded:
1) Talk Less And Listen More
In a generative discussion, you should seek to understand first before fighting for the other member to understand your views. Everybody finds this simple truth to make obvious and strong sense; but yet they still far too often ignore it.
You cannot learn new ideas while you are shouting you views or multitasking like texting or typing during a discussion. You can only learn when you listen thoughtfully, silently and intently. Each person has a different motivation and thinking. You will miss all this critical nuances if you jump too soon to talk.
2) Avoid Making Instant Judgment
What is your first reaction when a bad occurrence hit you? For examples, a client fail to return your email, somebody fails to answer your call, or you get a bad surprise though a memo or a second party. Many people will react immediately and make a final judgment.
It is good to suspend judgment until you first get the facts from the source. This can open to new possibilities, and helps you to determine what had exactly happened. Adopting this policy in whenever your tempers and emotions are high will help you to make the right decision always.
3) Thank Every Person For Their Contribution
You should never forget to keep this underlying and simple courtesy in mind. Failing to give credit to your team members where due make them not want to do as great and possibly begin 2nd guessing themselves.
For example, many businesses are experiencing consternation due to lack of gratitude to employees for a great idea. When the bosses steal employees’ good ideas and represent them as theirs, it makes the workers to have a great sense of injustice. The employees will be willing to give their thinking and ideas to somebody else’s business where they feel appreciated and respected.
4) Control Your Ego
Your conscious mind controls your behavior and helps you to give meaning to your external reality. This is what defines your ego, and has the power to control your life, when you give it a chance. Your spiritual and mental being determines your external, material reality.
Thus, your external reality will suffer if both of these persons are not where you wish them to be. Remember that the ego cannot increase the quality of your spiritual and mental life.
5) Look For New Opportunity
The most incredible results of having an open mind is the ability to perpetually discover and seek new ideas, opportunities and approaches for solving your problems. You should never be weary of the effort to get new opportunity for you to become an minded person.
Don’t be stubborn in life, learn from things. But make sure that what your learning is correct information. I would for sure close your mind to average people giving you advice. Get advice from someone you know who is successful and makes a difference in the world.
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