July 6 – Is your sharing productive? When you are sharing something with someone, what is your intent? Is it for positive gain or negative influence? Is it for empowering others or disparaging others? Are you focused on growth or wielding your power? Do you want everyone to agree with you or do you welcome opposing opinions? Are you seeking only consensus or real feedback?
Whether sharing from your intellect, heart, or a combination of the two, the most productive sharing is when you are impassioned to share knowing others can enhance what you may not have considered or you can enhance what they may not have considered. When sharing with a positive, growth mindset, you are more likely to empower ideas, solutions, and options.
Take an MM&I Moment to awaken to how your sharing and others’ sharing may be serving you or potentially hurting you. Do you tend to share negative outcomes or successes with others? Do you focus more on the problems you are having merely to vent or are you sharing your problems to gain insights and perspective from others? Are you prone to share negative news about others with others, or positive news about others with others? Is your sharing focused on advancing your or others’ goals, or to get a reaction out of others? If you lean more towards negative sharing or are surrounded by others negatively sharing, make a commitment to be more productive and positive in what you share and why you are sharing it. If you are sharing only with those closest to you, consider sharing something you are trying to do with someone you just met or don’t know as well. People who share what they are trying to accomplish with others are 7 times more likely to be successful and satisfied in their life and endeavors. Put the odds in your favor and watch what happens.
Wide Wake Quote of the Week
“When there is sharing of information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions.” – Atifete Jahjaga
Yours in dreaming WIDE awake,
P.S. While doing some research, I stumbled across this article by Harvard Business Review entitled, What Having a Growth Mindset Really Means.