Point of view has important roles to play in your life. Let me explain it here.
“If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.”
The Cambridge Dictionary defines a point of view as “a person’s opinion or particular way of thinking about something.”
Roles point of view plays
Let me clarify with an example. Suppose you write the digit 6 on the floor with chalk. Right now you believe that it is 6. If now your wife stands face to face with you and tries to see the same digit, what will she see? She will read it for 9. This is how our points of view differ.
If you try to find out what is one thing that breaks many hearts, marriages, or relationships, you’d surely find it is the failure to see the other person’s point of view. The same failure causes IR problems or any problems; they may be from your work-life or social life.
Suppose, you don’t agree with the opinion of your parents, wife, sons, or daughters. Yes, it happens to all. But the point is why don’t you agree? Because you don’t think he or she is right. Have you asked yourself why you think so? Once you do so, I am sure you’d find out the reasons. If you don’t find out the reasons, I am sure you don’t bother to view things from his or her point? The opposite happens too.
When you don’t bother to view things from his or her point of view, then he or she does not bother to do so. Then conflict starts in your mind. Once it starts, it grows in size, unless you take steps. Finally, it leads to breakage of relationships, divorce, IR problems, or so on.
Tips to see different points of views
You stand now on a critical point. That point is how you can see different viewpoints of the same thing.
These tips may work for you. So make these habits.
- Believe that you can solve a problem in many ways. Consider all those ways to find out the best.
- Never jump to the conclusion in the first attempt. It may prove wrong. So consider all the options you or your team member have pointed out.
- Believe that what you see may not match what others see. So pay attention to what others say. Take decisions thereafter.
- Practice lateral thinking and creative activities.
Once you make these habits, your mind becomes broad enough to see various points of view.
“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.”
When these habits grow, your ability to see various points of view grows. So you take better decisions in life. Then, you are sure to succeed in life. You can have a look at my similar post here
Let’s look at things from various points of view.