At 5 North Inc., we take pride in taking time to breed those we work with into successful and knowledgeable business persons. In any situation and environment, the moment you stop learning is the moment you stop growing closer to the goals you have set out for yourself. Even those who have an extensive professional background are still learning something new each day. Our weekly tip this week is to have and maintain that student mentality!
A way to keep your student mentality is to keep asking questions. Those who end up the most successful are those who are always hungry and craving for more information. If you don’t feel like you have all the information you need to grow, take matters into your own hands. Ask about it! Everyone remembers the saying we learned in elementary school, there is no such thing as a stupid question…except for those that are left unsaid.
Another way to keep your student mentality is to make mistakes. Don’t be afraid to do something new because you might fail at it. You are not alone! No one is perfect, including the people in positions superior to you. Making mistakes is an important part of life to make you grow as a person, not to set you back as a person. You will most likely have another chance to try again, bringing yourself a step closer to getting it right. Learn to love your mistakes, and learn to never make them again.
Here is a great acronym to help remember how to keep a student mentality:
Take time to listen
Understand different opinions and thoughts
Don’t forget every day is an opportunity to learn
Think outside the box
At 5 North Inc., as our team members move from training to leadership and even to management, we emphasize the importance of continually educating yourself. Also, to never being satisfied with what you already know. We find it is crucial for successful people to want to keep learning more. Our leaders keep an open mind-set not only for themselves, but also to have a positive impact on those they are training to be the same way. Our leaders all agree that their highest level of satisfaction comes from when they are able to see people they train transform their education into experience. So remember…
- Ask questions
- Make mistakes