Face the future thinking more laterally and flexibly than ever before.
Flexible thinking is the ability to see things from different perspectives, get out of problem mode and into solution mode, consider different possibilities and options, think creatively and laterally and embrace change. If you have a flexible and open approach to other individuals you’ll be less judgemental and less prone to making the wrong assumptions about them.
The trouble is that we tend to train our minds to work in quite specific ways. We plough the same neural pathways over and over again until our thoughts, feelings and behaviours become ingrained. We fall into the same thinking traps, make the same assumptions and repeat the same habits. It’s a bit like driving on the motorway rather than taking a back route – it’s easier, it’s more straight-forward and we can do it on autopilot.