In part two we dig a little deeper into the OpMindset equation and unpack the various components that enable us to navigate through any situation we face.
In PART ONE we looked at the first two primary points in the equation, Foundation and Experience. As we move to PART TWO we are going to uncover the key component that exponentially advances your F & E.
The “O” in the equation is Openness. Openness is a quantifiable trait and it can be expanded over time given the right level of effort. Openness is a culmination of Curiosity, Imagination and Humility. When you evaluate where you are on the scale of openness, you will need to assess if you approach things with a level of curiosity or discovery. Do you go in search of knowledge, insight or a deeper understanding or do you stay purely on the surface of information?
Do you use the amazing portions of your brain to put your learning in action through visualization or by running mental rehearsals? How far can you go? Or do you find that you rarely allow your imagination to run free?
And that final, most important component… humility. This is the one that kicks the crap out of most of us. Do you approach everything with a beginners mind? Do you seek to learn as if you knew nothing? Do you experiment without expectation? Or, do you find yourself stuck in a rigid set of expectations of how things should happen?
QUICK EXERCISE – START FILLING IN YOUR NUMBERS:
Rate your CURIOSITY: On a scale of 1 – 5 how would you rate your level of curiosity? Are you one to seek out knowledge in order to expand your learning?
Rate your IMAGINATION: On a scale of 1 – 5 how would you rate your level of imagination? Do you allow yourself to daydream or do you practice visualization or mental rehearsals on a regular basis?
Rate your HUMILITY: On a scale of 1 – 5 how would you rate your level of humility? Are you willing to be wrong? Are you willing to learn something new? Are you willing to see things from a different point of view?
DISCUSSION POINTS – START SHARING:
Where are you gaps? How can you approach things with more curiosity, more imagination and more humility?