Resources for Developing an Outward Mindset

Thank you to Ryan Gottfredson for these resources

Success Mindsets

Books

Articles

Videos

Writing Exercises

  • Identify a time when you had an outward mindset. What did it feel like? What was the impact that you had on others?
  • Identify a time when you had an inward mindset. What did it feel like? What was the impact that you had on others?
  • Identify a time when you shifted from an inward mindset to an outward mindset. What difference did it make?
  • Identify a time when you shifted from an outward mindset to an inward mindset. Why did that shift occur? What could you have done differently?
  • Describe the self-deception cycle and identify a time you found yourself stuck in such a cycle.
  • Identify people you are going to interact with today. How can you better see them as people?
  • Who are you being that their eyes are not shining?
  • Do you see others as doing the best that they can? Why or Why not?

Discussion

  • Try to describe to someone the difference between an inward and an outward mindset
  • Try to describe why having an outward mindset is so beneficial and why having an inward mindset can be so detrimental.
  • With a partner or group, ask and answer:
    • ▷  Do we see each other people or as objects?
    • ▷  When do we tend to see each other as people/objects?
    • ▷  What are ways we can ensure we see others more as people?
    • ▷  When have you felt like an object? What affect did that have on you? Why did this happen? How can we prevent it again in the future?
    • ▷  When do you feel like a person? What affect does this have on you? How can we ensure it happens more frequently?
    • ▷  Do we see others as doing the best that they can?
    • ▷  Do we have the capacity to ask ourselves: “Who am I being that their eyes are not shining?”
    • ▷  How do we see the self-deception cycle play out in our group?

Self-Talk

  • Am I being inward or outward?
  • Am I seeing others as people or as objects?
  • Am I seeing them as doing the best they can?
  • Who am I being that their eyes are not shining?
  • If I were them, how would I like to been seen?
  • How do I want them to feel after I interact with them?
  • What would my best self do in this situation?

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Published by D. Jeff Heggie

Father, Husband, Coach & Entrepreneur

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