By: Guest Author
Published: January 9, 2019
Written by Joel Syder -Guest Contributor
A growth mindset is one of the most rapidly developing states of mind in the modern-era. Whilst the concept and perspective have existed for centuries; it’s not until recently that more and more people are finding out the many benefits that it provides.
A typical person may have what is known as a fixed mindset, a frame of mind where you believe that everything happens for a reason and you have no control over it. On the other hand, adopting a growth mindset, which means learning from experiences and taking control of your life, can lead you to great and beautiful things.
If you don’t focus your life on learning new things, this is known as a fixed mindset. If you believe that you already know everything you need to know, and problems can be solved by the education and experience you have, this is a fixed mindset. If you’re approaching a new problem or experience and you’re ready to learn or deal with it using something new, this is a growth mindset.
Today, we’re going to explore several behaviours you can adopt into your everyday life, allowing you to implement a growth mindset and change your life forever.
Abandon Your Mindset
If you believe you have a fixed mindset, the biggest and most challenging part is abandoning everything you thought you knew before.
Kirsty Gibbins, a psychology writer for AcademicBrits, states, “Your brain is not a fixed element. It can grow, it can shrink, it can absorb, and it can let go. If you’ve been living in a fixed mindset for 50 years, that’s 50 years’ worth of hardwiring to undo, but it can be done”.
There are No Absolutes
An absolute is something that is absolutely essential in your life. In fact, there are only four; water, air, food and your nervous system. Without one of all of these, you will die. Everything else bar, these four items, are completely up to you to choose between and take control of, allowing you to live the life you want to live.
You may or may not keep a journal or a diary already in your life but doing so can have so many positive benefits. Blogs like WriteMyX and 1Day2Write recommend writing once a day, so you can have a chance to reflect on your day, what happened, the decisions you made and your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to greater understand yourself and your mindset.
There are No Challenges, Only Opportunities
There is no such thing as failure. When something doesn’t go as planned, whether you’re starting a business or entering a new relationship, it doesn’t mean you’ve failed if it doesn’t work, it simply means you’ve approached it in the wrong way, and you’ll need to be proactive in learning new ways to make it work.
For example, if you’re trying to write a diary (see above), you might find your language or tone of voice is not expressing how you truly feel. Instead of getting frustrated and giving up, you should turn using writing blogs that can teach you how to write better, therefore improving your skills through new opportunities.
As you can see, there are few simple behaviours you can bring to your everyday life to help you develop and adopt a growth mindset. By stepping outside of your comfort zone, you can change your perspective on life where nothing can stand in your way, and you’ll be able to achieve some amazing things.
Joel Syder is a lifestyle analyst and writer at Originwritings . He enjoys helping people to realize their potential by making positive changes in their life as well as creating articles that share new perspectives that help inspire people around the world.
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