3 Easy Ways to Expand Your Perspective at Work

It’s easy to get trapped in our day-to-day patterns and ways of thinking. But when you stick to one mindset, it’s a lot harder to innovate, problem solves, and have compassion for others at the office.

A narrow perspective is a limiting factor in every workplace. When you can’t imagine the perspective of others, you stop being easy to work with and you lose your creative edge.

That’s why it’s important to constantly focus on expanding your perspective. When you know how to look at a problem in many different ways, you’re more likely to come up with a solution that pleases everyone. Plus, when you’ve got a broad perspective, you’re able to bring insight others can’t even imagine, making you irreplaceable everywhere you go.

If you’re trying to grow your mindset, but feeling a little stuck, we understand. Try these three activities to enhance your perspective and become an even more valuable person at work.

1 – Travel Out of Your Comfort Zone

First up, if you feel stuck in one mindset, you’ve got to travel. Travel gives you the chance to look at the world through many perspectives. Whether you travel locally or get the chance to cross an international border, you see what about your life is really universal and what isn’t. Whether you go on a guided tour of Asia, drive another next state, or meet the locals with car hire in Portugal, you’re see that there are other ways to think, live, and act.

2 – Listen to Criticism

Next up, it’s time to hear out what your critics have to say. It’s a quick and simple way to see what you might be doing wrong. After listening to some feedback, you can choose what you agree with and want to work on. For example, if you’re often considered harsh, adjusting the way you write an email will put others at ease and lead to better first impressions.

It’s OK to stick to your guns at times and disagree with your critics. But, rethinking your perspective will encourage you to open your mind to other possibilities. Nobody is right all the time, and it’s possible your coworker or friend has a better idea than you. Open your mind and take in their opinion – then decide if you agree or not.

3 –   Try Something Totally Out of Your Wheelhouse

Lastly, you’ve got to try something totally out of your wheelhouse if you really can’t solve a problem. Doing a seemingly unrelated but novel activity or task can be a great way to get out of your own head and see the world with some new eyes.

Plus, doing a new task can teach you a skill that might be helpful at your work. When you participate in a new activity, you get to meet people who have different views. This kind of exposure to new viewpoints along with the skills you’ll learn are invaluable at the office; you’ll be seen less as someone set in their ways, and more so a team player.

When you are able to be a good learner, and a helpful part of a team you’ll be easy to work with no matter where you go.

In the End

It’s easy to get stuck in your everyday patterns. That’s why it’s important to expand your perspective. Gaining perspective is how you learn more about the world, grow as a person, and solve problems you never thought you could otherwise.

So, keep growing as you go. Expand your worldview through travel, do some self-reflecting, and step out of your comfort zone. Then you’ll be able to do anything you dream about.



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