Alright, Friday check up.
One minute and counting…
Lets do a quick review:
An outward mindset is: “I am concerned about the needs of others, their goals and their challenges”.
Inward mindset: “I am focused on myself, and see others with their needs, goals and challenges as just objects to assist me in my own”.
The challenge: To whom did you turn outwards this week?
Take the time on that Friday traffic commute home, to think it through, turn off the radio, music, or podcast. And just take two minutes. Who was the recipient of that outward mindset moment or moments this week?
Putting your mindset on outward mode is not a flip switch. On the contrary, it’s a mental dial you turn, little by little, until the needs and challenges of others become your own. Their victories become your victories. Every mistake a person makes is the tip of an iceberg. Giving everyone the benefit of the doubt doesn’t make you a push over, it makes you a leader. If they keep messing up, make sure you see the whole iceberg before you bring down the hammer. As a leader there is no such thing as jumping to conclusions. Because there are no conclusions, only facts that you took the effort to find out.
The pursuit of lifting others in the work place or home environment is one that will, in turn, lift you in greater ways than you could have ever done alone. An outward mindset is your most valuable foundational asset in becoming a better leader.