Having a growth mindset means having the belief you can be in control of your own ability and can improve and develop yourself. There are great benefits to adopting a growth mindset in all aspects of your life. It might be challenging for you to change your mindset at first, however all you need to make changes to your life are two things. Firstly, the intention to change and second, action.
Many of us unconsciously live with a negative fixed mindset.
A fixed mindset
•Has a fear of failure
•Gives up when faced with obstacles
•Intimated by others success
•Unable to take criticism
A growth mindset is the opposite and is something we should all try to achieve.
A growth mindset:
•Views challenges as great adventures to help grow
•Turns failures into lessons
•Self motivated to develop their abilities
•Takes on board feedback
How do I adopt a growth mindset?
Understand that you have a choice.
You have a choice to see the negative or positive in situations. You can choose to think ‘What is this teaching me?‘ Not ‘why is this happening to me?’. You can learn from all your failures and mistakes. You can improve your abilities and skills in all areas of your life. You can be better and do better if you choose to.
Recognise how powerful your thoughts and mind are.
Mind power is the strongest powers you possess. Your thoughts influence everything in your life, including your behaviour, emotions and actions. Once you understand how powerful your thoughts are you will never think a negative thought again. Fill your mind with positivity and learn to turn a negative into a positive. Be excited about the change, trust it is happening for your highest good. Accept failure happens, embrace it and learn from it. Acknowledge criticism, take it on board and make changes to improve your service or self.
Change words you use.
Change I want to I choose. Use positive self talk like I will be, I am etc. You can not have a positive growth mindset if your thoughts and words are negative.
What are the benefits of living with a growth mindset?
Adopting a growth mindset increases your level of success in all areas of your life.
Self improvement and development.
You will improve and develop your abilities and skills.
Transforms your life.
It will dramatically transform your life! Your whole outlook will change.
Benefits mental health.
A growth mindset promotes happiness, optimism and self-confidence.
Sending love and light to you all,