Important Things # 22 ~ Be open to new ideas
Not everything is at it seems… sometimes they are better. Sometimes they are not. However unless you are willing to be open to new ideas – other than staying stuck in the same mentality you have about any given topic… you will not grow.
Not everything is beneficial to you. However, it IS beneficial to keep an open willing mind to hear new ideas. To hear another person’s thoughts and opinions. Move on from having a teenager’s mind-set that you actually know it all! LOL Because you don’t. You will thank the day that you grow up enough to listen to and respect the input of others. Even if that input gave you no additional information…….. you at least gave that person the respect to hear, and that alone built them up, which means that you did a good thing.
I am thankful to my friends, family, and the numerous new people that step into my life – whether it be a cashier at a check-out counter, or if I make a new friend. Everyone is valuable. You know that you want and adore the times when another person or people are genuinely interested in you and your thoughts and input. They may never use what you say, however the fact that they cared means much. Besides, you never know what amazing nugget of gold you may actually receive!
I dare you! Be open to new ideas today.
Signed…. a constant learner,
Sonya… She Idealist.