- Did you know there are two different types of mindset?
- Fixed or Growth Mindset – Which one are you?
Fixed Mindset: Some people have a fixed mindset, where it’s felt these qualities are inherited, fixed, and unchangeable.
Growth Mindset: Those with a growth mindset, it’s believed, is where abilities can be created and improved through sheer commitment and hard work.
Whichever mindset we have we may be a mixture of both dependent upon the situation and the environment.
Wouldn’t it be great if we could incorporate tips and tools to develop a GREAT mindset that’s flexible to accommodate any or most situations to help with our personal development?
“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”
Here are FIVE tips for developing a great mindset:
- Positivity – If we focus on using positive and not negative words when we are talking, either to ourselves or others, we will feel more positive. The more we vocalise negativity the more we will attract it ‘the law of attraction’, resulting in a self-fulfilling prophecy.
- Voice – We all have that annoying voice in our head which is telling us ‘we can’t’, ‘we will fail’, and what do we do? We listen to the negative voice, particularly when we’re struggling. Why is it always the ‘one’ we listen to? There is another voice, the positive one, the one we offer others, but not ourselves; we need to give the positive voice more volume and ‘shut’ the negative voice up!
- Belief – It all starts with us and whether we believe in ourselves or not. Self-belief and self-worth can take a battering when things aren’t going well. If we focus on our strengths and what we can do and believe we can be successful, then we will be! Self-reflection often helps, to bring context into our thinking as the ‘facts’ are the right ones and the ‘assumptions’ or ‘perceptions’ aren’t!
- Analyse – There may be things we don’t get right, and things we do wrong, it doesn’t mean we’ve failed it means we haven’t found the right way to achieve that ‘thing’ yet. We need to sit down and develop a plan of action and try to work out various options and determine which path is best to take first. Then we try another if that one doesn’t work. What is the saying? ‘If at first you don’t succeed, then try, try again’.
- Credit – How many times have you had more things go right in your day than wrong, and yet what is the ONE thing you focus on and worry over in your mind? The one you didn’t do. The one you ‘failed’ at. The one that didn’t work. Always the negative one! Why do we do this? Why can’t we give ourselves credit for achieving what we did. We do this for others, but not ourselves. We need to focus on what we did or do well and not what we didn’t do so well. Don’t we owe it to ourselves?
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