The Real Danger of a Fixed Mindset
The growth-oriented person perceives failures as useful feedback. He doesn’t stop to wonder if he’s appreciated by others or if he should do more to impress. The growth-oriented person seeks excellence through practice.
This involves consistency and persistence. When failing, he doesn’t get discouraged but rather motivated to succeed the next time.
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It's a mentality that seeks validation. The individual builds a certain degree of knowledge and skills due to various reasons. Then, instead of consistently improving them, the person begins to seek validation from others by trying to prove himself in various ways.
A person with a fixed mindset can easily cultivate doubt, confusion, and procrastination habits because failures make him vulnerable.
To improve yourself mostly means to improve your mindset. So whenever you’re struggling with progress, be aware that there’s a problem in your mindset.
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It's your daily actions that will change what you believe about yourself and the person you become.
Focus on the process. Focus on showing up, on sticking to the schedule, on “not quitting.”
Eventually, the results and the self–confidence will come anyway.