“The first step toward change is awareness.the second step is acceptance.”—Nathaniel Branden
One of the qualities of highly matured people is “Acceptance Mindset”. Acceptance mindset means first accepting anything as such without resistance. That can be accepting the people as such, accepting the situation as such, accepting the self as such etc .Once accept as such , then they will do the response or do the corrective mechanism to improve.
For example, when you accept some of your bad habits or rude behavior as such, you may think of an improvement. When you do not admit, always tend to fault others for your habits or behaviors.
When you accept the other’s behavior as such in your professional environment, then you think of modifying your response to each person, else you always get into firefighting, arguing or blaming others.
When you accept that your business is not going well, you will think changing strategy to improve, else , you cite the reason as government’s failure, Economy, your own employees etc.
The point is to accept anything first, that is reality. Once you accept, your mind will work on improvements or alternative. Once you resist to accept, you are going against the nature and it gives back to you in terms of losing temperament, spoiling health and quality of relationship etc...Hence, accept first and cultivate the habit of acceptance and act !