The Amazing Benefits of Being Open-Minded

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The benefits of being open-minded cannot be counted on the fingers of your hand.

Being open-minded you always leave a door for hidden potential. What do I mean? You are probably thinking, this guy throws the world incoherently and has no clue what he is talking about. But hey, listen!

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Let me ask you something: Are you receptive to new ideas? If so, you are a lucky guy. If not, you’ll be now taught in the fundamentals and the advantages of this effective personal attribute.

The difference between open-minded and close-minded person

A person who instinctively judges a situation or fact without giving himself time to know it better is considered as a close-minded person. Those types of people always feel a hurry to judge something as if they are having an urgent job to do.

Leaving no room for a second thought is limiting. You are closing yourself in a small room with four walls. This is a serious drawback as it influences every area of life.

On the other hand, an open-minded person enjoys a better life. And how he does it? By simply allowing ideas to enter his mind. This person feels no urge of judging a situation as fast as possible as if a gun is pointed at him. This enables him to judge the situation better and take more precise decisions that affect his life.

The benefits of being open-minded

1. Prosperity

Seizing the opportunities and learning new things will prone a person to prosper in life. Hard times become easily overcome and the time for happiness increases. This comes together with the growth you achieve. Your mind is constantly evolving by staying open-minded. While learning contribute to the growth you desire to see.

If, however so far your life was marked with many failures don’t get worried – failures will continue. But with the only difference is that you will have much greater potential to prosper every single time you cannot find a situation out.

2. Develop positive qualities, skills and expand knowledge area

People are stuck in difficult situations and don’t know how to proceed. But when the mind is open to new and accessible stuff you start growing the qualities that will serve you well. Very often, if not every single time, the people considered as “a second opinion can help me” are characterized as being: ingenious, resourceful, original and some of them being great innovators.

I bet you have made different associations with the qualities. The mentioned qualities can be perfectly accredited to the people who changed the world we live in today: Bill Gates, Nikola Tesla, Albert Einstein and many more.

A tip: ask yourself: Why cannot I cultivate these qualities?

3. Being liberal

When you don’t apply a constant supervision over your thoughts you stop being that awful master of your thoughts that subjects them. When you give them the freedom to come to you freely you permit a new course of life to be taken. Better experiences, relationships, work – everything you imagine can be affected positively be looking at the things with a liberal eye.

This doesn’t mean you should constantly change your mind about something. It’s wise to keep ideas coming in, but sift out those that will be of no use and can only mix you up.

4. A desired change

When we control our thoughts in order to feel security we know everything, we are only limiting our potential. Letting go of the strains and the long waited change will come to you remarkably easy. And when that happens you are promised to change those habits in your behavior that you don’t admire.

Remember – willingness increases as long as we start letting in better ideas to enter. This will bring about the change we struggle for so long.

5.  Energy flow

Great improvements are noticed in your energy flow. It’s a consequence of not paying attention to negative thoughts that sabotage you. All this reacts to the way you deal with daily tasks. Your reserve of energy is significantly boosted and you feel enormous pleasure from the work you perform.

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6. Confidence increase

A close-minded person will usually block his roads for exit when he is faced with a formidable challenge. On the other hand, those with open-mindedness will always have something to back on. A previous success will give them the strength to continue. Their confidence will not stop growing with every task they complete.

7. More free time

The time needed to reach a solution is dramatically decreased. Having many options to choose from and picking the one according to the current situation is an advantage of being open-minded that can save you overall a lot of time in puzzling.

Who doesn’t want to feel productive?

8. Creativity sparkles in a wild fire

Open-mindedness and creativity are like fellow friends who go hand-in-hand everywhere. A person is able to break the chains of conventional thinking and go further in finding a reasonable solution.

Being creative is a wonderful asset. Revealing unknown possibilities will amaze your mind and enhance further your enthusiasm to search for a solution to posers.

9. Relationships flourish

The deeper your understandings develop, the more attractive you become to others. People love listening to other viewpoints as long as they are well-grounded and gives them the feeling they can learn something new. They will reward you with their best.

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How to become an open-minded person?

What obstacles can you face on your way to become broadminded?

Are they hard to overcome? Always know that the first step to becoming an open-minded personality is when you are aware of your close-mindedness. This will break you free from the old habit of making fast conclusions and trapping yourself in your little world where you think you know everything.

I hope the following advice will be of use to you who are keen on growing:

1. Noticing that special moment

When you are being presented a new view, your brain automatically starts exploring and making calculations before it reaches a conclusion. Here, the close-minded person will typically not pay attention to this fact, but presume he suddenly is aware of it, he might wonder if this is the best for him and in the end will stick to his old habit of quickly estimating the situation.

This tiny moment, usually lasting a few seconds is the key to the treasure. This is the breaking point you must use. You have to catch your brain the moment it begins to analyze the aroused situation. An ideal way of breaking free from this old and useless habit is by asking yourself simple questions:

“Is my angle the most favorable of the situation?”, “Can there be something I am missing?”, “Why this idea is the best one?”

If the answer you give is not satisfying; you find out there is a better option, the best you can do is research the topic. Information can be found everywhere, in the library, on the Web, we are surrounded by mountains of information. Pick what you need, deepen your knowledge of the subject that you need to know about and answers will slowly start showing up.

2. You aren’t a professor

Some of us pretend to know everything. They believe they know everything. They are like a “professor” having an opinion on any topic and cannot learn something new. Now, don’t misjudge me. I’m saying these people quite simply cannot help being professors all the time. All they do is talk and talk, even when it’s not needed. I bet you have a friend of yours, who talks all the time and believes his knowledge is profound like he is right all the time. I have a friend, I call the “professor”. He never listens to others, thinking he is aware of all facts.

You cannot know everything. Accept it. The moment you come to realize it, you will see how the world opens its fruits for you. Your personality changes and you become more aware that you don’t know everything. In fact, you know nothing.

As the philosopher Socrates has said: “…, all I know is that I know nothing…”

3. The ability to listen

Another premise to benefit of being open-minded is the ability to hear others when they have something to say. Listening, instead of talking is a great way to house yourself with ideas.

Often, when someone is prone to involve you in a debate – resist. Don’t go after the desire to speak your mind. You can always defend yourself, but not always it’s needed. When someone tries to argue with you listen. You will be amazed to learn what they deep believe in. You will learn something new about people and the way they interact.

Talk less, listen more.

4. Total body awareness

Total body awareness or also known as meditation is a technique that can help you in every aspect. When you are in tune with the present moment, you become more sensitive to your own impulses. Enabling you to clear your mind of thoughts and helps with finding solutions, meditation is also a great technique for living healthy. Often, people describe it as a unique tool to go outside of the normal way of thinking and coming up with unanticipated solutions to problems that bother them.

Meditation not only helps you change your habit of being close-minded but empowers you with the strength of living in the present and consuming all the information that flows through you.

Keep in mind

However, letting different viewpoints enter your mind can lead to confusion. You must teach yourself not to get mixed with many ideas. It will be hard, but the rewards worth the efforts!

I hope you liked the advantages of being open-minded and how to become one I listed. You can always add yours. If you feel you have something to say, write in the comments, I will reply to you 🙂

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