How to Create A Positive Mindset, According to Science

Jan 25, 2018 | Success

Conflicts are so common to us. They can happen at home, in the workplace, and even in the most unexpected places. It’s inevitable due to our diverse personalities and because of our different views and opinions.

To combat this, create a positive mindset – it could bring you more success in your endeavors once you pursue being extra nice to people you deal with.

According to research, being more compassionate or simply being a joy to work with could build up needed trust from other people, which will then result to efficiency and better outputs. And if trust is established both ways, research reveals that it will increase information sharing, openness, fluidity, and cooperation among the team.

Showing your positive side isn’t that demanding if you find the willingness to see the good in other people. For starters, ingrain these habits to your daily routines to help you gain genuine trust which will also be instrumental in your journey to self-improvement.

Don’t Hesitate to Ask

A study from the Harvard Business School belies the common belief that asking for help is a sign of weakness. Instead, it proves to us that whenever a person seeks for advice, it bounces back as a positive impression on them. Hence, create a positive mindset by showing more of your openness to improve by consulting other people when the situation calls for it.

When you ask, it signals that you have enough trust for your colleagues. In the same way, it gives them the opportunity to reciprocate what you’ve shown (by of course, trusting you in return). It is also one of the many ways to kick-start your brain, according to Steve Jobs.

Be Eager to Listen (To Both Verbal and Non-Verbal Messages)

“Most of the successful people I’ve known are the ones who do more listening than talking.” – Bernard Baruch

While it is good that we learn how to express ourselves, it is also important to improve the way we communicate by being able to listen.

Listening is not all about having to hear what the other person has to say. Sometimes, it involves skills to decode non-verbal messages that they convey. Having the ability to understand how a person feels through their actions guides you on what kind adjustment is needed. For instance, one of your team members has been constantly underperforming. Instead of the usual HR one-on-one, dig deeper by asking him/her for underlying reasons behind his/her negative actions to see how you can intervene (and possibly help the person).

Stay Motivated

“The big secret in life is that there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.” – Oprah Winfrey

To establish trust among your colleagues or peers, they have to see the amount of passion and hard work that you have. In simpler words, prove to them that you are worthy of their precious trust.

To have that genuine passion in the work you do, the key is to create a positive mindset. Furthermore, sustain your momentum by being motivated to push yourself to greater heights despite adversities. It is in times of struggles that you get to showcase your physical and mental resilience as a reflection of your unparalleled commitment and dedication.

The Bottom-line

Trust is not something we ask for. It is earned throughout our lives. It is a constant effort to prove others why we are worthy of being trusted. And it can be done through small acts of care that we show as well as in the way we grind for success. In order to make all these work, don’t forget the most important step – which is to create a positive mindset and everything else will follow.

Call to Action

Do you have anything to add to this list to help others build up trust? I would love to hear them! Leave a comment or reach out to me via Twitter.

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