First Reaction/First Glance
It is true that you will always find enough reasons to support your belief whether it’s regarding someone you know or perhaps something changing in your life. Regardless, we at times are convinced that we are right until there is clear evidence to change our minds.
The Learning Process
As you go through life, how do you look at people or new ideas? By instantly judging and deciding what you don’t like? Or do you look at the values and strengths that the person or the idea will provide? When you are being introduced to a new person or a change is occurring in your life, I believe looking at their values and strengths will almost guarantee that your belief system will bear fruit that will enrich your life in everything you do.
Improvement for the Future
As you navigate through your days and weeks, a good suggestion is for you to put your thoughts and beliefs on pause for a few moments and then look for the values and the strengths in these situations. In time, I believe this will help you look at both people and new situations/issues in a light that will add value to your life and leadership.
Imagine if we eliminated just 10% of the “Doubting Thomas’” in the world. How much more could we accomplish?