Tips for Developing a Growth Mindset
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Tips for Developing a Growth Mindset

Updated: Feb 2

Understanding where you are right now is the first step to growth and evolving. If you cannot identify what needs to be tweaked, then you can't tweak anything. For me, identifying my mindset issues were number one on my personal growth journey.

So the question you must ask yourself is, do you have a ๐™›๐™ž๐™ญ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ or a ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ?

After a very traumatic personal experience {divorce at 24}, I had a fixed mindset through and through. I was depressed, unmotivated, defeated and totally under the impression that there was no point in trying. My motto was it is what it is. I felt like I couldn't be more than I was. I felt stuck. I allowed my thoughts and mindset to consume me on every possible level.

One day as I sat in Barnes and Noble combing through every self help book they had, I came across a book called The Secret. This book opened my eyes to the power of thought.

That day was a turning point in my life. I began deep mindset work to help bring myself out of the depths of hell that I was allowing my mind to live in.

Breaking down a fixed mindset

A ๐™›๐™ž๐™ญ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ makes one believe that their basic abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits and that "it is what it is".

๐Ÿ’กHow do you know if you have a ๐™›๐™ž๐™ญ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ? The telling trait is that no matter how much effort you put in, you think your talents or intelligence is fixed. Therefore, you tend to think that your effort is fruitless.

Breaking down a growth mindset

A ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ helps one believe that their abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort, learning, and persistence.

๐Ÿ’กHow do you know if you have a ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ? You think that anyone can be good at anything and that skill comes from practice.

If you think you have a ๐™›๐™ž๐™ญ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ but you want a ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ there is a solution!

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช ๐™˜๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ง๐™š๐™ฌ๐™ž๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฎ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ and THIS is the key to unlocking growth in all areas of your life. Believing in yourself is step one to accomplishing everything. And that requires a ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ.

So how do you transition from a ๐™›๐™ž๐™ญ๐™š๐™™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ to a ๐™œ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฉ๐™ ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ?

โš™ Step 1: Learn to hear your fixed mindset โ€œvoice.โ€ Approaching a new challenge, the voice might say, โ€œAre you sure you can do it?โ€

โš™ Step 2: Recognize that you have a choice. You control your thoughts.

โš™ Step 3: Talk back to it with a growth mindset voice. Encourage yourself to try new things.

โš™ Step 4: Take the growth mindset action. Think positive thoughts. The key is to recognize when your thoughts are turning sour and stop them right there.

If you can adjust your ๐™ข๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™™๐™จ๐™š๐™ฉ, you can do anything.

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