Children have a unique way of facing things and many of those singularities end up being lost when reaching adulthood. Although this process is necessary for maturity, with it we may lose childhood skills that can help us at work.
Here are the typical childhood skills that can help us face new challenges and opportunities and improve our relationships at work:
For children, life is a universe of possibilities and opportunities to discover something different and new. Surely you have already been bombarded with small questions like “but why?”, “How does it work?”, “Can you explain that to me?”. They are not afraid of the new and are always prepared to explore the world. They yearn to understand how everything works and seek to relate the news to what they already know.
A good way to rescue that in adult life is to accept what new opportunities can teach you and do your part to learn from the challenges. On top of that, it is important to know that it is not always possible to know something without the initiative to go for the answers.
That initiative to learn and accept the news comes along with the ease in learning. With children, everything tends to be taken in a more relaxed and playful way, and almost always what is learned is achieved by having fun. That means there are other ways to learn new skills and tasks that will help you at work. Have you thought about doing fun things and striving to learn something by playing?
Children show their concern for people around them spontaneously, asking what is happening or how someone is feeling if they notice something strange. Practicing empathy modifies people’s day to day. Do the exercise of putting yourself in the place of your work colleagues, give support in difficult times and strive to improve the atmosphere in the office.
Have you noticed all the efforts of a baby to learn to walk? The characteristic of persistence is clear in that stage. Think about it, despite all the falls, they continue trying until they are able to walk without anyone’s help. In adult life, many times the easiest path will be to give up or to become bitter with obstacles. Finding that childish essence can transform great challenges into small goals to meet. Additionally, it will give you the fuel to continue your path to the desired future.
Simplicity when creating or imagining
The playful universe of children stimulates creativity and creates fantastic ideas. Although many of these creations make no sense, the exercise of abstraction is crucial. It helps us find solutions and new paths for the most trivial situations of our day to day.
As maturity arrives, we discover new tastes and preferences, increasing the criteria when approaching other people. Relationships also tend to be more superficial and it is harder to create real ties. Wouldn’t it be more profitable to put aside that resistance to really approach your colleagues in the office, trying to create true relationships that will make a better environment?