Closed-minded danger

It’s easy to dismiss certain things as being for “other people” but not ourselves. Yoga, meditation, raw food diets, vision boards, the list goes on.

Maybe it’s because of the way we were raised or a general skepticism or downright discomfort in considering something new and terrifying. Maybe we’ve just never tried.

The danger in being closed-minded is that we eliminate the chance that a novel experience will spark something within us and create magic.

Trying something new might result in our entire world view being shifted. Maybe turned on its head completely. And that’s the point, isn’t it? If we’re not growing, we’re fading into irrelevance and obscurity.

Our thoughts become stale, our bad habits take deeper roots, our prejudices crystallize, and before we know it, we’re the person we swore we would never grow up to be.

Willie Jackson is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Consultant & Facilitator with ReadySet, a boutique consulting firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a frequent writer and speaker on the topics of workplace equity, global diversity, and inclusive leadership. Connect on LinkedIn or get in touch.