This funny incident does provide us some insights into how quick we can be to make assumptions and establish opinions with little information. Our brains are programmed to be lazy and use our prior experiences to make quick easy decisions. It’s when we take our assumptions, withhold a quick decision and test those assumptions against more information or contrary information that we make better decisions. How often do we take a position on a matter that really if we simply looked at the other side of the coin, it’s not really a big deal.
Thinking ahead! So simple and yet this has never been more important than today as things are moving and changing at such a fast pace. For our full potential, we must think ahead and anticipate what the future holds.
We have so many choices in how we respond to each other. But it’s almost always a positive experience to explore new ideas a little further. You make an investment in both yourself and the person who cares enough to share an idea with you.
As individual team members, as leaders, we can connect, influence and grow together by demonstrating we care with actions.
Making wise choices in our reactions leads to better outcomes, better memories, stronger influence and most of all, better relationships.
The habit of smiling increases our energy level, inspires others, connects, reduces stress, influences and invites others to connect with us.