Happy Friday. Have a beautiful day and a wonderful weekend. Enjoy.
Is the glass half empty…….or is it half full. How you view life translates into how you experience life, and how others experience you. Are you the critic, the one who only sees the problems, but never sees the solutions. Do you play arm chair critic? Criticizing the work of others, unable to build on other people’s ideas. Is your default set at catching people doing things wrong rather than catching them doing things right? Is it difficult for you to play nicely with others if the ideas are not your own? Are you constantly looking for reasons why things won’t work? Then apparently you believe the glass is half empty. That kind of thinking destroys our ability to connect and work with others in a meaningful and productive way.
It is geared towards driving individual success and recognition and so it lacks the competency and the skill required to work and live in our interdependent world. Every team needs different people with different qualities to achieve things and to make the project work. Not only do we have to embrace our differences, we have to see the benefits of our differences. At the end of the day, we are all in this life together and we need to work together to make it successful. If all we do is focus on the differences and enable people to make a big deal out of them, we miss out on the input and contribution of somebody who can lighten our load. So let the glass be half full…..and find the magic that waits for us when we embrace our collective differences.
Stephen R. Covey said “Effective people are not problem-minded; they’re opportunity minded. They feed opportunities and starve problems. Some people have character strength but they lack the competency to communicate, and that undoubtedly affects the quality of their relationships as well. Independent thinking alone is not suited to interdependent reality. Independent people who do not have the maturity to think and act interdependently may be good individual producers, but they won’t be good leaders or team players. They’re not coming from the paradigm of interdependence necessary to succeed in marriage, family, or organizational reality.”
By Lisa Scott Executive/Life Coach