Growth. . .

A personal growth mindset involves embracing the idea that challenges are meant to be overcome and every opportunity (positive or negative) presents a chance to grow.

With a growth mindset we can believe that in order to improve, we have to be intentional. This is the opposite of a fixed mindset, which psychologist and Stanford describe as ones abilities being fixed traits that cannot change. Often we expect growth to happen organically, but that’s not always the case. This is a challenge we all encounter at various points in life. it’s natural and typically caused because we are not intentional about our growth, which leads to not growing at ones intended potential.

So here are a few key points to consider for plotting your personal growth journey.

Put it in writing – Write it down to verbalize your goals. Then think on the steps you feel are key to your growth journey. Take the same discipline you apply to other areas in your life – like never missing a daily workout – and apply that dedication to your personal growth.

Create a time commitment that works for you – Growth does not come freely. To stop, visualize then take steps towards positive outcomes will require some time at first. So you need to have time to dedicate to it. Don’t set yourself up for failure by setting unrealistic goals. Create simple steps and mindsets that allow you to point the ship towards growth. New ideas? New Mindsets? it all takes some time so set yourself up for success by committing to smaller obtainable goals. Then manage these smaller tasks in time efficient ways that work within your current daily framework.

Stay curious – Curiosity goes hand in hand with a personal growth mindset. When you stay curious, you don’t fall into a fixed mindset. Make “why” and “how” frequent parts of your vocabulary, and commit to an “always be learning” mindset — even if you think you have reached your goals.

Implementing a personal growth mindset is a process and a commitment we each should learn about and take up. When we are willing to make this commitment, the richness of this moment called life comes forward.

We all are gifted with the ability to make a difference. We need to contemplate the difference we wish to make.

Peace and Love, Jim

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