Sometimes you don’t even know that you’re stuck. Sometimes you think things are going along quite well and then suddenly, as if out of nowhere, you get a big jolt of reality. You fail to meet an expectation, the numbers are not what they “should” be or you get confusing feedback when you thought everything was just fine.
Being open means having an attitude of acceptance to feedback. Being open means that you let go of the “my way” approach and listen to others who might have a new perspective. It is often hard to let go of ego, pride and things that worked in the past.
Being open means being humble, calm and seeing things from a new perspective. If it’s possible that your way just isn’t working and the results are not what you want, let go and try something new.
Chad K. Cox PsyD
AToN Center 888-535-1516