You are unique. You’re different. That’s great.
However, being different can sometimes be challenging.
This doesn’t just refer to the physical characteristics, but maybe because you are very talented or you have a different pace or you just have a different perception than the team. Being different has many faces.
From time to time thoughts come to us, especially if we have already experienced rejection. E.g. will I be accepted? Can I say something? What if they don’t see and acknowledge me? Do I really have to participate in everything to be accepted?
In an interview with Christine Eschelbeck, we talked about exactly that. How can we still achieve a positive effect:https://www.youtube.com/embed/VS47zMGtR8c?feature=oembed
I summarize these 10 possibilities for you here:
In the business context, we are sometimes tempted to reject others before they reject us, or we even tend to unconsciously “reciprocate.” It is important that we are aware of this and that we practice self-reflection so that we do not do the same to others. Let’s give others space and space to complement each other. Each in its uniqueness.
Stephen Covey describes his 5th way “First understand, then be understood” so powerfully. The same would apply here in my opinion.
Accept yourself and others before you expect others to accept you.Susan Omondi, May 2021
Do you have anything else to add? I am curious.
#diversity #unique #courage #story #inspire