In today’s world of instant gratification, where we want everything instantly makes us accustomed to instant gratification bias in other important areas of our work. Constantly giving into temptations can lead to unproductive habits, poor decision-making, anger, stress, overwhelm and impulsive behaviour.
Successful negotiations create opportunities and knowing how to negotiate skilfully is essential for personal or professional decision-making, problem-solving, conflict resolution and to build collaborative work environment. No matter what type of situation you are in, effectively negotiating a successful outcome always depends on not only what you do during the process, but also on what you refrain from doing.
Are you a continuous learner ? Thinking in terms of “I already know enough to get by” makes one limited in terms of improving or growing. To achieve and maintain success in an ever-changing world, one must be constantly evolving, and we should learn each and every day to stay relevant, lest we get left behind with outdated information.
When we lack awareness of how habits are structured and how to use that structure to our advantage, we fail to be consistent with our new habits. Whether you are giving into your daily distractions or it is your temptations that are leading you into old ways, making resolutions strengthen our cognitive behavioural processes to persevere.
Being creative in problem-solving is often like a blind person. No matter how smart we are, we will always have certain blind spots when it comes to solving some problems. Here is one skill that you can add to your problem-solving tool box.
Clearly defined outcomes requires intention and persistence and helps in developing an outcome-based mindset which is an important leadership quality. It is also a valuable personal quality when it comes to progressing in your professional endeavours irrespective of your job title or role where you can focus more on solutions over problems.
Even though many of us know what it means to be mentally strong, yet in our day-to-day life we get overwhelmed by unexpected changes or sudden life stressors. The decisions we make in the moment and habits we establish overtime determine our level of resilience in any situation.
“Leading is all about managing your mindset.” Your mindset not only influences how you think and interpret situations but also your emotional reactions, decisions and actions during adversity.