We hear people talking about the importance of communication every single day but how critical is it to our success?
Of course this conversation can go back-and-forth when we talk about the importance of remaining focused and if you are talking you were losing focus.
On the other hand we can look at communication as a means of throwing your ideas and goals out to those around you to gain instant feedback and also accountability.
This is the approach I'd like to look at:
Let me ask you a question... if you have an idea, how would it benefit you by putting this idea into other peoples ears? Might it present possible objections you didn't see based upon your bias? It very well could.
Also… If you have a goal how is presenting that goal to others going to benefit you? Might it give you a stronger support system through your battle to accomplish the goal? I would say it is very possible.
I think we can all agree there are many points in our lives where we have been stuck in our own minds and many times it's very difficult to see beyond this.
Opening ourselves, our goals and ideas to a core group of people in our lives enables us to push ourselves further and faster.
I believe it is The difference between what we refer to as being open-minded or closed minded.
Are we opened to hearing how others perceive our ideas whether it be positive or negative?
Are we opened to hearing feedback on our progress with our goals whether it be positive or negative?
Or are we closed off from that?
Closing ourselves off simply closes the door on our ability to expand everywhere.
In order to open our minds, all we have to do is open our mouths by asking and open our ears by listening.
Have an outstanding inspired rest of your day!