Not Making the Progress You Should, Who Can Motivate You to Get Moving Again?
Sometimes, everyone requires some inspiration. The concept of accomplishing something you’ve always wanted is often enough. However, getting started may be difficult for a locomotive to pull you out of your favorite chair.
In these cases, you usually seek out a coach or sage to get you moving again. After all, it is always difficult to get going when you have given up on yourself. A fresh perspective from an outside source may be just what you need. But how do you know if this person’s opinion means more to you than your own?
Here are some ways to know if you should take another person’s opinion over your own:
- They have no ulterior motive. You know this person wants nothing from you other than to see you improve.
- They have experience in what you’re trying to do. Listen to someone who has “been there, done that.”
- They have your best interest at heart. This person is not trying to take advantage of you or put you down but wants to see you succeed.
- They can provide helpful and constructive criticism. This person is not afraid to tell you the truth, even if it hurts.
- You trust this person. This is probably the most important criterion of all. If you don’t trust the person, their opinion means nothing to you.
If you can say yes to all of the above, then whose opinion matters more to you? Yours or theirs? In most cases, it will be the latter. Why? Because they have your best interest at heart and want to see, you succeed.
Many reasons may inspire us, but just as many – if not more- can dissuade us from acting. The greatest driving force behind our customer and subscriber interactions is the understanding that there is no limitless time. So, whether you’re hesitant about achieving a specific objective because you’re concerned about running out of time, think about how much longer you have left before your deadline approaches.
In many cases, the only thing holding you back is the opinions of those around you. It can feel like other people’s thoughts and feelings are constantly bombarding us, so here are some more questions to help figure out how much influence they have on you.
Do You Wait for the Opinions of Others?
Are the people around you deciding what you should do or not do?
Does your personal opinion carry any weight with them or even with you?
Do you sometimes find yourself waiting for the approval of others before taking action?
Do you ever think about how strongly some people will respond to another person’s opinion, even in ridiculous situations where differing opinions should not be of any real importance?
It’s not uncommon for die-hard fans of one sports team to become physical with fans of the opposing team simply because they are wearing a piece of clothing associated with the other side. Opinions obviously carry a lot of weight for people in this scenario!
As an entrepreneur or business person, you are the one who has to make all of the decisions for your company. This means that if something goes wrong, it is your responsibility. Therefore, you should be very careful about taking advice from others, as they may not have your best interests in mind.
It’s prudent to entertain the opinions of others. Our thoughts are that you shouldn’t value the opinions of others more than your own.
Again, by taking into account and evaluating the viewpoints of others, your knowledge of a problem is enhanced, or you may identify an error in your judgment, which is a good indication of development and maturation within your profession. Listening to the ideas of others might be beneficial.
Ultimately, you must keep your business moving forward to ensure proper growth. Focus on doing whatever it takes to make progress happen.
About The Author(s):
Sherman Hunter and SDK Hunter Consulting Group staff consultants provide global moneymaking opportunities and proprietary strategies that quickly accelerate business activity. You may familiarize yourself with these unique concepts by visiting the SDK Hunter Consulting Group blog located at: http://sdkhunter.com
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