We have all heard the term “mindset” and how we can have a better or more productive one, but just what are we referring to A mindset refers to whether you believe qualities such as intelligence and talent are fixed or changeable traits.
There are two different types of mindset:
- People with a fixed mindset believe that these qualities are inborn, fixed, and unchangeable.
- Those with a growth mindset, on the other hand, believe that these abilities can be developed and strengthened by way of commitment and hard work.
You have probably already guessed that the growth mindset has the greatest potential for us to develop and move forward in our days and life. The growth mindset is about living within one’s possible potential. This potential, however, is never really knowable. Who knows how far a person can go if they set their mind to it? People with a growth mindset believe that the effort that goes into learning and deepening their understanding and talents is well worth all the toil and trouble.
Your mindset plays a critical role in how you cope with life’s challenges. In school, a growth mindset can contribute to greater achievement and increased effort. When facing a problem such as trying to find a new job, people with growth mindsets show greater resilience. They are more likely to persevere in the face of setbacks while those with fixed mindsets are more liable to give up.
Growth mindsets, on the other hand, result in hunger for learning. A desire to work hard and discover new things. To tackle challenges and grow as a person. When people with a growth mindset try and fail, they tend not to view it as a failure or disappointment. Instead, it is a learning experience that can lead to growth and change.
By focusing on the process rather than the outcome, we can understand that our efforts, hard work, and dedication can lead to change, learning, and growth both now and in the future.
Peace and Love, Jim