What's a 'growth mindset' (and why does it matter)?
Notice if you rush to conclusions about fundamental abilities:
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The 3 steps to encourage a change in mindset:
If a task doesn’t come easily, remind yourself that it isn’t a reflection of your inherent worth, but instead an opportunity to learn and improve.
And research shows that considering a growth mindset for a few moments before starting a task can improve performance.
Rather than seek out opportunities to repeatedly prove your abilities, look for challenges that may encourage learning and growth.
Look for these opportunities to practice perseverance and learn from mistakes. Over time, a “growth” mindset can become an unconscious response.
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...so many people declare they have it:
...is the belief that your abilities can be improved through effort.
And this means you can get better and hard work pays off.
People with a Growth Mindset believe they can grow, develop, and master whatever skills and abilities they wish in life.
They enjoy learning and overcoming challenges, work...
It includes the ideas we have about ourselves and the world around us.
These beliefs come from our innate dispositions, childhood experience and/or cultural/societal influence and are often entrenched.
If you believe you can’t learn new skills or change the way you work, look at the evidence that supports both your negative and positive beliefs.
This may not necessarily lead to a modification of those beliefs, but is an important start. You can use belief monitoring to keep track of your thinking.
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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.