This blog is dedicated to an attitude. The attitude that is imperative to bring the right results. We all know that. We all understand that it is impossible to bring out the best from yourself or your team without carrying that attitude. However. we all definitely know that it is easier said than done.
We at ALLAVANCE, work very closely with our participants in order to align them to the right mind-sets before we start the long-term development process. Even if we need to invest time to get that objective, we understand that all other efforts will be useless if we start before getting our participants with the right attitude. It’s the launch point. Only after the participant steps on the launch pad, are they ready to shoot in any direction. The chances of success, reduce tremendously if we attempt the launch from any other location.
People use different names for this mindset. We use positive expectancy. It is the power of belief. Individually as well as collectively. Before even starting the process of development, we need the participants to believe that they can achieve. Only then will the participant foster exciting, worthwhile goals that motivate and inspire.
Psychology has repeatedly demonstrated that expectations, positive as well as negative, tend to be fulfiled. A winning frame of mind is the bare minimum to kick-start an important initiative. It gives individual teams members and the team as a whole the desire and courage to become proactive, ask the right questions and to assume a greater responsibility for achieving goals.
When anyone maintains positive expectations about the teams’ capabilities, they consistently inspire, affirm and reaffirm the team. The objective is to create a self-fulfilling expectancy that automatically gains momentum over time.
I did mention in the first paragraph that this is easier said than done. This is because it’s virtually impossible to leave reality from this mindset. The reality of the external environment, the pressing economy, the people who are trying to bring us down…the cynical world! how do we hold positive expectation and will it even work?
This is where we have already changed the orientation from positive to doubtful. And, as we already mentioned, psychology has repeatedly demonstrated that expectations, positive, doubtful as well as negative, tend to be fulfiled.
I guess I can summarise by saying that there are too many things out of our hands, the only aspect that is completely mine is the attitude I wear. I will not allow that to get tampered with any possible cynicism.
I hope I can make sense. It is surely easier said than done. Let me leave you with a beautiful line I had read (lots of depth, it is a 4-hour session by itself!).
Whatever I vividly imagine, ardently desire,
sincerely believe and enthusiastically act upon . . .
must evidently come to pass!