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Testing, testing, is the reception right?

SHEILA was having a tough time tuning the radio and hitting the right frequency, to get her favourite radio channel. When she did manage to do it, the reception proved to be bad.

She was so caught up in adjusting the radio that she did not bother to hear what her inventive little brother was suggesting.

Much later, a distracted Sheila did exactly what her brother suggested, albeit not realising that she was following his suggestion.

And voila! there was considerable improvement in the reception but her favourite show was over by then!

If only she had heeded her brother's advice, she could've caught the show on time.

How often do such things happen in our lives, when we remain close-minded and unreceptive, block people and things out, only to regret it much later?

We sometimes lose out on the best opportunities and chances because we hadn't `listened' enough.

Being open minded and receptive is a huge plus and even a skill in times of tough competition.

Unfortunately the hectic pace of life and our conditioning sometimes makes us less receptive.

We are often so busy and caught up in `giving' and getting ourselves heard that we rarely if ever, completely register or worse, remain close-minded about things being `told' to us.

Why not improve your receptive quotient before you miss many good opportunities on the way?

Set aside mindsets

Give your mindset a break. Consciously practice setting them aside and try `receiving' or looking at things with a non-judgemental attitude.

Just soak in things without inner prejudices and preconceived notions colouring it.

Absorb them

Ask questions, and learn more. Avoid `switching off' and blocking your receptivity.

Like an eternal and incurable optimist, look at things positively.

Look for the best, for productive information and aim to receive the best.

Clueing in

Get clued in and try looking beyond mere words and actions.

It sometimes helps to read between lines.

You may arrive at unexpected opportunities.

Graceful

Be graceful about what you receive. And respectful about what you give!

Even if you aren't in the receiving mode, ensure that you don't repel positive signals.

Cut the negativity

A negatively tuned mind is the most harmful.

It can create mind blocks, kill creativity, and create negative impressions.

It blunts one's edge and hampers receptivity. So guard against it!

SAMYUKTA KODA

samyukta.hyd@cnkonline.com

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