Friday, July 22, 2022


Strong innovators demonstrate healthy psychology to take the right dose of risks, think creatively, decide wisely, team up collaboratively, and implement fresh ideas courageously.

The world becomes over-complex and ever-evolving, one of the most influential aspects of people's cognition is how they perceive the world around them and how they relate to it by applying diverse thought processes and making logical reasoning. A healthy mental attitude allows for strength, opportunities, and inspired actions to overcome challenges. It's very necessary to remain focused, be mindful of what you say and act, so you feel everything taking its proper course and going into shape. 

Strong innovators demonstrate mental characteristics: Optimism, self-regulation, social judgment skills, empathy, courage, resilience, motivation, etc, to achieve. They are able to live a creative and productive life by strengthening mental toughness and practicing innovation continually.

Optimism: The world is a mix of order and chaos, dark & light, solidity and flow, optimism allows people to see the bright side, the mental strength leads them to take risks, develop competency, overcome obstacles to accomplish the work decisively. Optimism is the tendency to believe, expect or hope that things will turn out well. People with an optimistic mind are better motivated to proactively pursue the goals, and set higher expectations. They don't let negative experiences restrict them or scare them away. Strong innovators demonstrate a cautiously optimistic attitude to keep them energized and motivated to take initiatives and make progressive changes.

Self-regulation: Someone in the throes of strong emotion is simply unable to hear rational arguments or respond logically. Self-regulation is the ability to harness constructive or positive emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking, decision-making, and problems-solving. It is also the ability to overcome emotional barriers, such as historical emotional burden or irrational exuberance in order to achieve emotional excellence. Many people confuse confidence with ego. An ego out of control would cause poor judgment and decision ineffectiveness. Self-regulation is important to strike the right balance of confidence and humility, keep your ego under control and improve professional maturity.

Social judgment: Don't judge a book by its cover" is easy to say, hard to follow. Misjudgment is often caused by lack of critical thinking or independent thinking skills. Having sound judgment and discernment becomes one of the most critical professional qualities in today's business dynamic with an increasing pace of changes and a mixed bag of fresh information and outdated knowledge. You have to really dig beneath the superficial layer, see around the corner and transcend the interdisciplinary knowledge, to understand others deeply, make clear, reasonable judgments consistently.

: Many people cannot get out of their comfort zone due to fears or doubt, or to put simply, lack of courage. Fear has always been one of the major obstacles to innovation. Fear of failure, fear of uncertainty, or fear of loss of control, etc. Being courageous with a “fearless” mind implies open-minded thinking, bold perspectives, step-wise actions. Being courageous is not the absence of fear. It is acting in spite of it.There are tests and trials on the journey of progressive change. Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. It takes courage to know your authentic self, be creative to think out of the box and explore better ways to do things. Without courage, there is no innovation

Empathy: Empathy is about thinking as if you were in the other party's position. Empathy as the evidence of emotional intelligence, conveys the RESPECT which is crucial to binding peer-to-peer relationship and connect the mind and touch the heart. Without empathy, there cannot be a rapport and thus no sustainable business relationships. One can empathize with someone else without agreeing with their perspective. Empathy is an ultimate level of human cognition of being nonjudgmental, active listening and balancing between tolerance and respect in the binding of peer-to-peer relationship, connecting the minds and touching the hearts to build trustworthy relationships and co-solve problems effectively.

Resilience: Resilience is the ability to respond to change, to recover quickly from setbacks, as well as the capacity to respond to the unexpected in a way that increases gain or minimizes loss. With psychological resilience, business leaders and professionals can have the right dose of risk tolerance for innovation, be willing to think forward, have a positive mentality and flexible attitude to work as a team, be flexible and adaptable in the midst of adversity, threat, and stresse to xperience ever deeper fulfillment by realizing and actualizing more of one's potential.

: Motivation is about moving forward, taking actions. Whether motivating oneself or others, motivation makes a difference to everything we do. It infuses a different kind of energy which opens up our mind to possibilities that were not apparent before. Assessing people’s motivational potential is how well they can adapt to personal drive and focus on performing well in new and changing contexts via self-motivation. Motivation helps you set disciplines and directional opportunities for personal growth, allows you to leverage that knowledge to increase the influential outreach to achieve goals consistently.

Psychology is the knowledge and insight of our mind. Understanding the psychology behind changes is a prerequisite for making a leap of digital transformation. Strong innovators demonstrate healthy psychology to take the right dose of risks, think creatively, decide wisely, team up collaboratively, and implement fresh ideas courageously.


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