Patience, resourcefulness, social skills, inter and intra-personal skills and good habits are some of the traits that are helpful when you are involved in any group. These are even more helpful when living in a community. Since you will be dealing with all sorts of personalities, the easiest way to support one another is to be as welcoming and open, accommodating and ready to help, without bias, and loving as possible to one another.
When you live and work within a community, be prepared to take on tasks that may demand more of your time and effort. In the meantime, you also exchange or impart skills, experience and knowledge. Having good habits is helpful in both of these situations. Demonstrating good work ethics, showing good behavior and imparting the feeling of being thankful for all successes, whether big or small, build a positive foundation for yourself and others.
You may have to guide others on how to be more productive, which means that you should be productive yourself. Your ability to take action and be a dependable member of the team help to support those traits in others too. If you’ve developed good habits from the start, things are much more likely to go smoothly for you and everyone else too.
The other side of the coin is following bad habits, which can reduce productivity and even prohibits many people from being sociable, because they do not feel like an equal to others in the community. This can lead to low self-esteem and may even cause a harboring of resentment toward people who become popular because of their accomplishments, their helpfulness, and cheerfulness.
You might not be the leader but it is beneficial if you are able to lead people as well. Good work habits entitle you to set things by example, because you know what to do and how to do it. It is helpful if all individuals plan on how to be partners with the other people in the community; how to assess their needs; the goals they have to reach; their available resources and the probable things that will hinder a community project’s development and progress.
These principles are the same principles that you will apply if you are to develop good habits for yourself. You are just projecting them on a larger scale. Instead of making all the decisions by yourself, you now discuss every aspect of project development with the community.
Everyone helps identify the people with leadership, communication skills, and project specific skills that will help move things forward in the most efficient and effective way. You and everyone else assist each other in developing mutual goals and possibly in developing links and relationships outside the community too. If you have good work habits, you’ll be able to be a leader over roadblocks, help others discover their strengths and weaknesses, and contribute to the overall motivation and excitement of the entire team.
In short, if you have the right habits, you’ll be able to be a more productive person and positive contributor to any environment you are a part of, whether you’re settled in an office or working with a community. The easy steps to develop good habits are clearly illustrated in this infographic that we’ve carefully created for people just like you.
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