We’ve been talking about the whats and whys of being judgmental. Today, we want to share a few of the hazards that I have seen in myself as well as those I coach. See if you recognize any of them! I am confident you can avoid these hazards and become a positive curious individual who will overcome your critical spirit.
7 Hazards of Being Judgmental / Critical
• Kills your curiosity
• Drains your energy and motivation
• Suffocates your creativity
• Robs your joy
• Increases depression
• Strains key relationships
• Limits your growth potential
Through our entire judgmental series, I have talked about being open-minded and curious that you may not be right. Now am I saying not to have strong convictions? Absolutely not. Never compromise your beliefs. Stand firm in what you believe. What makes you such an amazing person is your convictions and beliefs. I ask my clients to never compromise their values and to increase in their confidence — but to make sure it is a humble confidence where curiosity allows for openness.
A better path is to be open and curious, first to the relationship that is before you, next to the fact that you may not have the entire story, and finally that the openness will lead you be a stronger, not weaker, individual. You are free to explore where the other person is coming from, without being threatened by it. If in the end there is truth in the other person’s position and it changes you, then you are the better for it!
Let me know if you want to get stronger in this area! I deal with this all the time!