Create a Positive Change: Read!
Reading Can Spark a Personality Change
Last week we talked about how our personality is projected onto others. We know that the way we carry ourselves, and the way we interact, is a big influence on how people behave and react toward us. As a leader, you have to be conscious of your decisions and your personality.
But how do we change? How do we switch from projecting a poor attitude, or one of superiority, to something better? The answer is actually simple: read more romance novels.
Reading Sparks Personality Changes
For many decades it has been thought that your personality is static. It was largely determined by your genetics, and shaped in your early years. Scholars, scientists, and lay people thought that the way you were was the way you were, and there was no changing it.
But we know that we can adapt and change. We know that in order to get better we can exercise, learn, study, and train. Just like we can develop physical skills, and we can learn new knowledge, we can also change our personalities. And recent studies show that it’s a whole lot easier than we might think.
Reading fiction changes our personalities. In fact, reading romance novels improves our abilities to feel empathy, and thus the attitude that we project will be one that is more supporting when we know more about how the other person will react and what they will feel.
But that doesn’t mean we should only read fiction! We should all read more. We should read business books, leadership books, fiction, gardening, self-help, and anything else we can get our hands on. We should branch out of our comfort zones and read things that we normally wouldn’t. We should commit to just 10 minutes per day to read (if you already read daily, then commit to 10 more minutes).
Change your attitude, change your personality, and change the world.
Big Sky Collision Center Develops Leaders
Here at Big Sky Collision Center, our goal is to develop the leadership abilities that every employee has within them. To draw out those strengths and allow them to flourish. Part of that begins with reading and learning on a daily basis. This leads to employees taking ownership of their work, and the end result is that your vehicle is better taken care of. As the best auto body repair shop in Billings, it’s our commitment to you.