In 2006, Stanford professor and psychologist, Carol Dweck, published her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, that detailed the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Individuals with a fixed mindset believe that they are born with talent, or they aren’t, and they seek to validate themselves. Individuals the possess a growth mindset, think that their ability comes from their efforts and focus on developing themselves.
If you have a difficult time sticking with good habits or learning new skills, it might be because you have a fixed mindset. The good news is that with a few simple steps you can change your fixed mindset into a growth mindset to change your life.
Increase your Self Awareness
To change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, you have to become acutely aware of your many talents, and fully comprehend your strengths and weaknesses. Ask others for feedback so you can learn what you need to focus on and areas of development.
Look at Failure Differently
Experiencing failure provides you with the time to apply extra effort to improve your results significantly. Failure is what you do, and your new understanding is what you can learn from failure. It is important to remember that your failures do not define you as a human being.
Create a New Compelling Belief
You can create a new compelling belief for your life by believing that your skills and talents can be honed if you just learn to apply yourself. It is your consistent effort and enjoyment in your life that will illuminate your road to mastery.
Commit Yourself to Continuous Learning
Decide to focus on your growth and learning continually. Start by asking more questions and being more curious about those you meet. Learn about the journey they’ve been on and what they can teach you.
Learn to embrace and excel at challenges. Understand that it is the challenges that you face during your life that help to propel you toward your goals. Developing a growth mindset is all about learning to retake specific action time and time. Individuals with a growth mindset understand that no matter how far they fall, it is up to them to continue to get back up and start again.
Developing a growth mindset is going to take time. A growth mindset is based on your eagerness and dedication to changing yourself and your most powerful beliefs. If you want to lead an incredible life, you have to decide to change your mindset.