Did you know that the mind is so powerful, that it can create what it thinks? Our mentality is equally as important as it determines our outlook towards life, towards people and towards the world. Our mindset can helps us deal with issues, can determine how successful we are and how we grow as a person. There are often two very different type of mindset that we have, “Fixed” or “Growth”. A Fixed mindset often refers to a mindset that does not change and can only accept a yes or no. This mindset believes we have a certain level of ability and cannot change that. Having a Fixed mindset (the belief you cannot change a situation and must accept what happens or is received) which limits success.
– Growth Mindset – In people with a growth mindset we develop our ability through hard work and effort. This mindset also believes we grow as a person and can change things instead of remaining where we are. Having a Growth mindset (the belief that you can control of your own ability and can learn to improve) is the key to success.
These two different mindset’s lead to different behaviours and results. People with these two mindset think differently and react to information differently.
– Fixed Mindset – In people with a fixed mindset, our brain is most active when they are being given information about how well they have done, for example a test, results or grade. In people with a growth mindset, the brain is most active when they are told what they can improve. One is about how they are perceived whilst the other is about how they can learn. You can clearly tell which one has a stronger impact on results.
These mindsets also cause people to deal with setbacks differently. People with a fixed mindset are very discouraged by setbacks, because a setback dents their belief in their ability. They tend to become uninterested and give up. Whilst people with a growth mindset view setbacks as an opportunity to learn. They tend to try harder to overcome the problem.
Tell me which mindset you are below. How did you reach that mindset? was you always with that mindset? and how did you change your mindset?