Questions to Understand Another's Viewpoint

The news environment is throwing sound bites of information. Politicians spew carefully crafted words, even defining new phrases.

When faced with sound bites, try these questions to help you with your position and understand another’s: 
•    Do I believe what I’ve heard?
•    I don’t like what I’ve heard, but for those who feel that way, what do they deeply care about?
•    Is what’s being said based on a fact, an assumption, a false conclusion?
•    What might happen to others from my ideas?
•    What are the trade-offs I am, or not, willing to make about what’s being said?
•    What is valuable to me or those who support this way of thinking?
•    Could it be I am mistaken in my belief?
•    Would I come to the same conclusion about some other person in a similar situation?
•    Why should I continue to act and feel as if this were true if there is no good reason to believe it?

Questioning and verifying what we hear is good for ourselves, our businesses, communities, and country.

It’s the Be WUCA! Way.

These questions can grow your community! Check it out at http://www.bewuca.com/blog/community-engagement-institute

What You Become Starts With How You Believe You Are

When you Be WUCA! you will see a transformation in how others act toward you and how you feel about yourself! I have learned that as you think, you become, as do your expectations. It takes effort, but with a little practice and some outside coaching, you will be able to change your inner dialogue and consequently change your outcomes. To become, you have to first believe…

How do you become a good student?                                    You believe that you are.

How do you become a good teacher?                                    You believe that you are.

How do you become a good administrator?                         You believe that you are.

How do you become a good athlete?                                     You believe that you are.

How do you become a good coach?                                        You believe that you are.

How do you become a good musician?                                  You believe that you are.

How do you become a good debater?                                    You believe that you are

How do you become a good writer?                                        You believe that you are.

How do you become a good actor?                                         You believe that you are.

How do you become a good mentor?                                     You believe that you are.

How do you become a good parent?                                      You believe that you are.

 Remember the formula:  E+R=O (Event +Response=Outcome)

When you change your response (belief), you change your outcome. See the difference in these approaches from Global Horizons and Dr. Wayne Dyer:

From:   "We’ve always fought in this relationship."

To:        "I’ll work at being peaceful and not allow anyone to bring me down."

From:   "My children have never shown me any respect."

To:        "I intend to teach my children to respect all of life, and I’ll treat them in the same way."

From:   "I’m so annoyed with my family. They just don’t understand me and they never have."

To:        "I love my family; they don’t see things my way, but I don’t expect them to. I’m totally focused on my own intention, and I send them love."

From:   "I make myself sick trying to please everyone else."

To:        "I’m on purpose and doing what I signed up to do in this lifetime."

From:   "I feel so unappreciated by those I serve that it sometimes makes me cry."

To:        "I do what I do because it’s my purpose and my destiny to do so."

From:   "No matter what I do or say, it seems as if I can’t win."

To:        "I do what my heart tells me to do with love, kindness, and beauty."

“Why is everyone here so happy except me?"

"Because they have learned to see goodness and beauty everywhere," said the Master.

‘Why don’t I see goodness and beauty everywhere?’

"Because you cannot see outside of you what you fail to see inside.

When you change your response to situations to a new way of looking at the world, your world will change. Make it a habit this week that you will move from not believing in yourself to believing that you will literally move toward what you believe and think about.

 Let no one stand between you and your belief. It is the only thing that has built dreams, created ambitions, and achieved success. Be WUCA!