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Shifting to a Growth Mindset

  • Self-awareness. The more aware you are of your mindset the more you’ll be able to change it. 
  • Knowledge. The more you read and learn the bigger momentum you’ll gain to seek further.
  • Willpower. Once you have identified what you have to do, and you have acquired the necessary knowledge, you must use your willpower. Knowledge without action leads to nothing.

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MORE IDEAS FROM The Real Danger of a Fixed Mindset

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.

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We’re not falling into one category of mindset only. Every person’s mindset varies because there’s no possibility for a mindset to be entirely fixed. 

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 provokes dissatisfaction and disappointment.
  • It decreases self-knowledge and self-awareness. 
  • It cuts off opportunities. A fixed mindset person is usually afraid to take risks.
  • It encourages mediocrity.
  • It attracts mediocre relationships that will hardly bring long-term satisfaction.
  • It leads to stagnation.

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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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1. Build a Growth Mindset

Research by psychologist Carol Dweck suggests that there are two basic mindsets that influence how people think about themselves and their abilities: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.

  • People who possess a fixed mindset believe that things such as intelligence are static and unchangeable. They tend to give up more easily in the face of a challenge.
  • Those who have a growth mindset, feel that they can change, grow, and learn through effort. People who believe that they are capable of growth are more likely to achieve success.

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How do we define success? There are many different tactics for how to be successful in life, but the strategy that works best for you may depend on your view of success itself. There may not be a perfect combination of ingredients that can guarantee success, but there are some basic steps you can follow that can improve your chances of being successful in life, love, work, or whatever is important to you.

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Fighting Bias With Diversity And Inclusion.

When you have a fixed mindset, you believe there is nothing to learn and no way to grow; in the case of goodness, you’re either good or you’re not. But with a growth mindset, you see yourself as a work in progress. You can always get better, no matter where you started. When we are in a growth mindset, we show more brain activity when a mistake is pointed out to us; with a fixed mindset, there is less brain activity; we pull away.

To foster diversity and inclusion, we need to do things that make for better information exchange in meetings: balancing air time.

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  • “It's hard for me to lose weight.”
  • “I'm not good with numbers.”
  • “I'm not a natural athlete.”
  • “I'm not creative.”
  • “I'm a procrastinator.”

...it's clear that those fixed mindsets will cause you to avoid experiences where you might feel like a failure. As a result, you don't learn as much and it's hard to get better.

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