Acceptance does not mean you have to agree with someone. You may disagree with an individual or group's religious or political beliefs or even their sexual orientation, but you can still accept them and respect them for who they are.
Developing acceptance skills means broadening your view points. To do this, consider:
- Seeking out different opinions and views on politics, religion, and human issues. Listen to these opinions and remember that you do not need to agree.
- Observing the world around you, including children and seniors, women and men.
- Listening more than you speak.
Acceptance creates the potential for success for everyone. Not only will you learn more when adopting a more open minded approach, but you also welcome the possibility of new ideas and creativity from new sources. When people with different talents and ideas respect each other and work together, ingenuity thrives.