Adopting an outward positive mindset will pave the way for endless success and prosperity.
The majority of us go through life with a sole aim to get the best out of it…..for ourselves!
But ultimately, getting the best out of life means getting the best out of people. Simply because we spend the majority of our life time dealing with humans like as. And our successes and failures depend heavily on their actions and reactions towards us. So, the question now is: “how we can trigger the best actions and harvest the best reactions, from people around us”.
The answer to that question is through adopting an outward positive mindset.
To do that; we should focus on what others want, and not only what we want. Imagine you are a manager and you desperately need to improve productivity. Which tactic do you think would work best: forcing employees to put in more hours so that the metric improves or asking them what you can do to make them happier at work?
But how do you develop such a mindset that puts others first?
- Work on your decision making to change your behavior
Do you ever wonder what determines the actions you take? Many people think that the things they do are just reflections of their personality, but the truth is more straightforward.
It’s your mindset that controls your behavior. Basically, your mindset is the way you think of and see the world. It goes beyond your core beliefs about yourself to encompass the way you think about everything, including how you consider and treat others in society.
Because it’s so far-reaching, your mindset is hugely important. As a result, making even small changes to it can result in dramatic differences in behavior and actions.
So, a change of mindset can transform behavior but – best of all – it doesn’t even require much effort. Imagine a company that’s in bad financial position. To keep themselves running they’re micromanaging costs and firing people or cutting their benefits and reducing customer service.
This mindset is based entirely on saving money, but is it really the right strategy for them?
Instead, they could focus on making money, which would mean making decisions that bring in revenue. They’d begin looking at developing markets and technological innovations that could potentially solve their financial problems while keeping both their employees and customers happy.
- Start considering the needs of others
When something in life goes wrong, people tend to search for excuses. Say someone has an interview for their dream job but doesn’t get an offer. The candidate immediately assumes that the failure is a result of, for instance, his parents not teaching him properly, or because his interviewer didn’t ask the correct questions.
Such excuses are far from helpful; they’re the result of a negative inward mindset that focuses solely on the individual in question and what he wants for himself. So, how does such a mindset emerge?
For starters, many people are too focused on attempting to control the situation they are in. A good example is when people try to make others behave in a certain way, as a mother does when she scolds a noisy child. When such tactics fail, they grow upset and pessimistic.
At other times, people lean too heavily on outdated hierarchical structures.
Say you’re a manager at your company. You might develop a mindset of trying to protect your position and end up constantly seeking out faults in others, blaming them for any mistakes.
Naturally, such an approach can produce serious issues, which is why it’s better to develop an outward mindset or one that’s focused on the needs and feelings of others. To do so, you need only to concentrate on what you need from others to achieve your goals and what they need from you.
To see the difference between these two mindsets in action, imagine being a parent of two children, and every day after work, you go outside with them to play basketball.
If you’re a parent with an inward mindset, you might think, “I always make sure my kids get a workout every night.” But, if you’re a parent with an outward mindset, you might ask yourself: “Do my kids want to play basketball? I’ll ask them and see what they want. If not, we can find something else to do.”
In other words, an outward mindset enables you to work out scenarios that fulfill the needs of both yourself and others.
- Developing an outward mindset means listening to others.
Now that you know how an outward mindset can help you make positive changes in your life, it’s time to learn how to adopt one. To do so, just follow three easy steps.
- Start by seeing the needs of others
That means focusing on other people rather than yourself. This is simple as long as you consider what other people need and want from any given situation.
- Then adjusting your efforts.
Once you’ve identified what people need, you should take action to help them achieve it. Then you can measure its impact on their behavior and actions.
This is key to determining how effective you’ve been. Did your actions help others in the way they actually needed to be helped? If not, change things up to make it work.
Just imagine you’re an executive and you want your employees to shift their mindsets. You can’t just demand they do what you want – or expect them to change on their own. Rather, you have to alter your own mindset and show them that you care about their needs and desires. In the end, they’ll likely catch onto your positivity and follow the example you set.
Finally, the right mindset is key to the success of your actions, it will also bring positive change to your life and to the world around. To effectively work with others you need to understand what they need and how you can collectively achieve your goals. That means seeing others, listening attentively, and adjusting your behavior to match their needs.
Creative writing Team