Use these 7 Lessons to Create Right-Minded Teamwork Thinking
In every circumstance, and especially during difficult team situations, Right-Minded Teammates practice mindfulness to move them into the right-minded way of thinking and behaving.
Apply these lessons, and you will experience joy, happiness, and success. Keep reading to find out how.
What are the 7 Lessons?
The seven lessons to Right-Minded Teamwork Thinking can be summed up in one sentence, with particular emphasis on just three words:
Right-Minded Teammates accept, forgive, and adjust their thinking and work behavior.
Here are the seven lessons:
- I am not upset about this difficult team situation for the reason I think.
- I accept and own my part in this situation.
- It’s impossible that my thoughts about this situation are neutral.
- I forgive others and myself.
- I will transform the effects of this difficult team situation.
- I adjust my thinking and behavior.
- I see every difficult team situation as a learning opportunity.
These lessons are effective because they are also a self-study course in mindfulness.
Mindfulness is your conscious ability to monitor your thoughts in the present. At the same time, you calmly acknowledge and accept your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and those of others.
Within the Right-Minded Choice Model, mindfulness is described as “your desire, willingness, and ability to change your attitude and behavior to effectively respond to difficult team situations.”
When you practice mindfulness, you practice right-minded attitudes and behaviors.
I was reflecting on a challenging situation with a fellow entrepreneur, and as I was trying to figure out how I wanted to approach it, the first of the 7 Lessons of Right-Minded Thinking popped into my mind. “I am not upset about this difficult team situation for the reason I think.”
So I applied it, then figured I might as well apply the next few steps, too.
As I did, I could feel myself relaxing, and, in just a few moments, I was able to see the situation completely differently.
My inner resistance has dissipated, and therefore the issue has, too. Woohoo!
I had no doubt your methodology was effective but didn’t realize how much I was absorbing and how immediately effective it could be.
So thank you and RMT for this personal breakthrough! 🙂
Applying The 7 Lessons
Let’s take a closer look at the sentence that sums up the seven lessons:
I accept, forgive, and adjust my thinking and work behavior to effectively respond to difficult team situations.
More specifically, let’s look at the three bold words: accept, forgive, and adjust. Those three words describe your mindful willingness to look within and choose how to respond to any and every situation you encounter.
You must look within because that is where you can find right-minded answers that correct mistakes and resolve difficult team situations.
To do so, you must monitor your thinking. Plus, you must pay attention to the conversations you have with others. Observing your thoughts and communications is looking within.
Looking within and deciding to make mindful, right-minded choices, even in the midst of chaos, yields mature work behavior instead of reactive conflict. This right-minded behavior increases the likelihood of transforming any difficulty into a safe learning experience.
To teach these lessons, we will use a situation you likely know very well: the Constantly Complaining Teammate (CCT).
You will learn how to use all 7 lessons to transform the way you interact with this teammate. Once you understand how to apply the lessons in this situation, you will be prepared to do the same in other challenging conditions.
Why Should I Use The 7 Lessons?
Whether you are aware of it or not, your thoughts determine how you behave. Thoughts produce choices and behaviors, which transform you and your teammates into either classmates or prisoners.
If you dread working with your teammates or your customers, you are in prison. You hate being in prison. No one wants you there.
The seven lessons can get you out of prison. They are the way to freedom.
If you don’t dread working with your teammates, these lessons are still relevant. They will strengthen your ability to collaborate and make better team decisions.
Your desire to improve your situation is your motivation to apply these lessons in your daily work life. You can apply the lessons anytime, but they are especially useful when you experience disagreements and conflicts.
They have the power to transform any circumstance or event into a wonderful learning opportunity, making every day an exciting new adventure in the classroom of life.
Where do the 7 Thinking Lessons fit in Right-Minded Teamwork?
Right-Minded Thinking, the mindful process teammates and leaders use to ensure your team achieves Right-Minded Teamwork, is used in all 5 elements.
- Business Goal
- Psychological Goal
- Work Agreements
- Teams That Work Operating System
- Right-Minded Teammates
For more, download 5 Elements of Right-Minded Teamwork.
Where — Did The 7 Lessons of Right-Minded Thinking Come From?
A Course in Miracles is a psychological approach to spirituality where forgiveness is the central theme and inner peace is the result. Ken Wapnick created this wonderful description.
Right-Minded Choice, a component of Right-Minded Teamwork, is a mindfulness teaching aid that shows how Right-Minded Teammates consciously use their desire and willingness to change their minds and behavior to effectively respond to difficult team situations.
Start using these 7 Lessons to Create Right-Minded Teamwork Thinking.
Go ahead. You’ll be glad you did!