Today we’re talking about your MINDSET. There are two types, one is prominent amongst most of us (including me), the other, “Growth Mindset” is what you’re striving for. In this article we’re giving you a PREAMBLE and in the next blog, the “HOW TO….”
We all grow! Does our mind grow? Or are we FIXED?
Look down any street and you’ll see people with this mindset. It’s turned into the normal way of living. Your life is relatively ordered, happy and positive. You examine occasional negative thing that crops up and act on in your own predictable way. You would be quick to agree that the events that do happen are for the most part ‘normal’. ‘Normal’ in this context is that you would accept that occasionally you might get sick, lose or quit a job, divorce or split from a partner and, at some stage, die.
Those are the negative aspects…..
The Good Things are…..
The good things are the same. Things like winning a lottery, passing an exam, working and achieving a goal are predictable and for the most part, positive.
You would agree too that some of those things that may be negative now, with the passage of time, could become positive. People who have been through separation and divorce often say this. The separation and divorce process is difficult and stressful and when you meet a new special person that divorce process is something you’re happy has happened.
Fixed Mindset is the Norm
Unfortunately, when we talk fixed mindset, the positive/negative aspects mean nought. It’s still a fixed mindset because we think and react with the fixed mindset. You know no other life. So being in a fixed mindset you find it difficult to identify the significant things that changed to make you the person you are now.
None are good or bad, they are just your perception of the way your life has panned out.
Now let’s look down that street again. Somewhere, within the crowd there’s a guy or gal with a growth mindset. Will you recognise him or her? Probably not…..
This person can be hard to pick. If you’re one of these people this is what you look like:
- You don’t put values on your life as positive or negative,
- Perception is the way you look at your life. You perceive what you are able to learn along the way,
- You love challenge and excitement,
- You’re speech, how you talk, has an air of “Let’s just do it” about it,
- You’ll take the leap-of-faith and if you make a mistake, you’ll smile and move on, and,
- You’re passionate about life.
In a few words…..
You’re not fazed by setbacks or mistakes, you learn from them.
Is this you?
Have an outstanding day,