Cultivate a Growth Mindset for Self-improvement

Have you ever heard of a growth mindset? It’s a term that has been around for decades, but it’s only recently that an increasing number of people have been taking it on board and changing their lives for the better.

Growth mindsetConsider any form of self-improvement goal you have ever had, whether it’s exercise more, eat a better diet, become a better public speaker, or anything you care to name. When you’ve attempted in the past, what has stopped you from achieving your goal?

If you’re honest with yourself, you’ll realise that there are no excuses, no matter what reasons you’ve given to that question. With a growth mindset, you can open your mind to new ideas, new concepts and new ways of achieving your goals, instead of having a fixed mindset which only thinks of excuses.

Today, we’re going to explore some tips you can use to enhance and encourage a growth mindset, enabling you to live your dreams.

The Difference Between a Growth Mindset & A Fixed Mindset

Firstly, let’s quickly explore the difference. In short, a fixed mindset is where you simply accept things for how they are. You think that everything is predetermined, or ‘fixed’ and that you have no control over what happens.

“A growth mindset, on the other hand, is a mindset where you take full control over your life. It doesn’t matter how big or small things are, you’re aware that your actions have consequences and you have control over making them happen” shares Daniel Levitt, a scientist who writes for Paper Fellows.

Enlist an Expert

If you’re trying to do something in your life, whether it’s getting fitter, healthier, change your diet or progress your career, one of the best things you can do is to get help from an expert. This is a great way to get the expertise and experience that you need to succeed.

Write and Communicate More

You’d be surprised at how much you actually write a day, but have you ever considered how writing for yourself could help you enable a growth mindset? People with a growth mindset, especially successful people, have the ability to communicate fluently and know how to say what they want to say.

Bonus Tip – You can also use sites like State of Writing and Via Writing to improve your grammar skills and have access to a wealth of knowledge that can help you to improve your communication skills.

Change Your Perspective

When it comes to life, there are so many situations that we’ll find ourselves in that we’ll view as a challenge. However, a fixed mindset will view this as you’ll either succeed or fail. With a growth mindset, start viewing these challenges as an opportunity to prove to yourself and others that you can do it.

Do Things for Yourself

There are so many examples in life where we do something or say something to try and seek the appraisal of others. However, in reality, other people don’t care what you’re doing, they are more focused on themselves.

“if you’re ever in a situation where you could learn something, you risk losing this lesson when you’re primary objective is to seek the approval or acceptance of others” shares Sarah Riley, a lifestyle writer for Australian Help.

Change Your View on Failure

For too long has failure had a negative view of the majority of society. Failure isn’t a bad thing in itself; it’s what you learn from your failures that teaches you what you need to know to succeed.

These are the common habits to apply to enable your growth mindset for self improvement, happier and better life. Good Luck!

This article was written by:

Brenda Berg, who is a professional with over 15 years of experience in business management, marketing and entrepreneurship. Consultant and tutor for college students and entrepreneurs. She believes that constant learning is the only way to success. You can visit her personal blog at Letsgoandlearn.com

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2 Responses to “Cultivate a Growth Mindset for Self-improvement”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you, very understanding

  2. Kathleen Tritschler Says:

    Makes me feel, it’s up to me…..