A mindset refers to whether you believe qualities such as intelligence and talent are fixed or changeable traits.
Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. Mindset explains:
“In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.” –Carol Dweck
Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.
In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success — without effort. They’re wrong.
In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships and helps to create healthy habits.
What’s the best way to get started with your growth mindset revolution? One way is to identify where you may have fixed mindset tendencies so that you can work to become more growth-minded. We all live upon a continuum, and consistent self-assessment helps us become the person we want to be.
There are many different ways you can support a healthy mindset. One way I like to stay focused and switched on is with diffusing Essential Oils. Below is my favourite blend to use.
Mediation is another great tool, as is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Mindset is a choice, and when you practice a great growth mindset daily, it becomes a habit. And habits lead to reaching your goals!
Thanks for stopping by, you are so appreciated!