In the past few weeks, as I have been preparing for the launch of this website, I realized how open I was to new ways of doing things. I had suggestions and ideas coming at me from a variety of qualified people and I found myself explaining what I was planning, listening to their responses and then making decisions that ultimately helped me make better decisions. So much for knowing what I wanted!
I recognized that my success was more important to me than pushing aside the ideas from others so I made sure I kept my mind open to everything that was offered – whether or not I finally implemented the suggestions. This situation reminded me of an old blog post which I thought I would share with you again.
How many times have you met someone who was so set in their thinking that they miss out on new and unique opportunities or get left behind in their field? In contrast, what about the person who is always open to learning new things, willing to try, rides the tides of change and manoeuvres the bumps in the road? Most of us have a mindset that is probably somewhere in between. Our mindset is developed over time and is fostered through our values and the messages we receive from our environment. Our ability to adapt to change is also significantly impacted by our mindset. [Read more…]