What mindset do you carry with you wherever you are?
Whether at work, school, the store, what mindset do you carry and how do you think having that mindset affects your life and the people around you?
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This is a really great question. For me personally, I always try to be nice and courteous to everyone that I have an interaction with. My dad always said that it's "nice to be nice to the nice" and it really is true; being nice to people is not only the right thing to do, but opportunities will become available to you and you will be able to do so much more if you are nice to people. When I am in a store, even if the cashier is slow or if their system is down, I always am sure to thank them and smile. Just this past week, I was at a coffee shop and ordered a drink but the cashier was having trouble operating the payment system. I smiled and said it was no problem and waited for her to get the issues resolved. There ended up being an issue with the software and she said that "this drink is on us because you have been so patient and nice". I was nice to her not because I wanted a free drink, but because it was the right thing to do (the free drink was nice though). It is always easier and better to be nice to people than being mean and rude.
Living life is more enjoyable if you're a nice person, turn that frown upside down and smile (you will be better because of it).
I hope this helps!!
1. Willingness to team and help others goes further than skills or talent. I always try to help and support others and the value I add is by making the team better.
2. Be humble but know my worth/value - Be humble enough that you can learn from others and learn from your mistakes. Even if something was successful, take time to look back to see how you could have done things differently. Recognize that there's always going to be someone smarter/better/faster than you and that's ok. Don't waste time competing with others, just focus on being the best you you can be. At the same time, recognize that you do have value and bring something to the table.
Non-reactive observation: It is often useful to observe everything in and around us, without necessarily labeling things into good or bad, liking or disliking, craving or aversion. It often provides more insights into the current situation. It also allows to be content with what is, without necessarily trying to change things.
Compassion: After non-reactive observation, it becomes more clear what actions could help us and others. Looking at situations in terms of what would really enrich us and others. Compassion leads to being more content with our actions (eudaimonia), and often gets better outcomes.
1. What are some positive qualities that I already have?
2. Which of these would I love to carry around and would best serve the place and context? (Context here is important - you might be a very happy person but you do not want to show and be happy in a funeral!)
3. Once you have decided which of the qualities, you just have to put an intention to be it, practice it, and make it your own.
Hope this helps!