Previously on The Soul Talks, I had mentioned my views on fear of failure on how difficult yet important it is to get that fear of failure out and also had mentioned valid examples to justify my concepts. In case you’ve missed the article, here’s the link: http://thesoultalks10.com/fear-of-failure-get-it-out-and-do-it/
Today the emotion that I’m gonna be talking about is ‘the sense of belonging.’
Sense of belonging:
Having a sense of belonging is a common experience. Belonging means acceptance as a member or part. Such a simple word for huge concept. Feeling that you belong is most important in seeing value in life and in coping with intensely painful emotions. Some find belonging in a church, some with friends, some with family, and some on Twitter or other social media. Some see themselves as connected only to one or two people. Others believe and feel a connection to all people the world over, to humanity. Some struggle to find a sense of belonging and their loneliness is physically painful for them.
Some seek belonging through excluding others. That reflects the idea that there must be those who don’t belong in order for there to be those who do. Yet a single instance of being excluded can undermine self-control and well-being and often creates pain and conflict.
A sense of belonging to a greater community improves your motivation, health, and happiness. When you see your connection to others, you know that all people struggle and have difficult times. You are not alone. There is comfort in that knowledge.
The three steps to get that sense of belonging that I use are as follows:
What happens is you know when you’re eager to know what’s gonna happen, automatically you create the curiosity for the subject and also a belonging at the same time cus then you try to figure out how and what is going to happen.
Another way to build your own sense of belonging is to work on acceptance of others. To accept others and views that are not the same as yours may require that you open your thoughts to the idea that there is value in everyone’s thinking. You can find truth in even the most difficult-to-understand even though you may not agree. One of the best ways to communicate acceptance is through validation. Validation builds a sense of belonging and strengthens relationships. Validation is the language of acceptance. It is the acknowledgment that someone’s internal experience is understandable and helps you stay on the same side, with a sense of belonging, even when you disagree.
Invest time in people:
A sense of belonging comes from a genuine effort in investing time in your people. People should feel they are genuinely heard, measured and coached. Our company spends quality time coaching people via training and regular one-on-one sessions with leadership and mentors. Everyone spends time providing constructive feedback to peers and managers on a quarterly basis.
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