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Have you ever wondered what determines how you approach life? The important is in understanding your mindset. Researchers have come up with a definitive explanation of mindset. Dr. Carol Dweck at Stanford University discovered that there are two distinct mindsets: fixed mindset and development mindset. Most of us fall into 1 of these two categories and in some locations of life might use one more than the other.

Here are the differences in the two mindsets. With a fixed mindset you believe that your intelligence, personality, and talents are fixed from the time you were born. Whilst people with a growth mindset think that these exact same traits can be created via out life. The limitations of the fixed mindset are that you fear obtaining judged, you worry that if you make a mistake you will be a failure, and you steer clear of challenges because you are anxious that you may not do as nicely as you "should".

With a development mindset you think that your intelligence, personality, and talents are a beginning point and you can develop these qualities if you are willing to apply work, persistence and appear at learning as an opportunity to stretch who you are. Thus you are not discouraged by failure and set-backs simply because they are something from which you can learn. With the development mindset you trust that you will develop by applying work and think in being flexible and open to alter.

I had not been conscious how much I was limiting my life with a fixed mindset. I reacted to set backs and issues by blaming myself and taking issues personally. I have had to apply considerable effort to strengthening my growth mindset. Recently I coached a young couple who had been struggling with their partnership. As we looked at their mindsets it became clear that he firmly believed in a fixed mindset and she operated from a development mindset. No wonder that they were struggling. It wasn't until the husband opened himself up to seeing worth in a growth mindset that he began creating changes. One of their problems was how he handled anger simply because it scared her. He saw it as "that is the way all the men in my family members handle anger" whilst she felt there were other methods he could learn to express what was upsetting him.

By creating a growth mindset you have the power to evolve your life irrespective of your age. Change is component of growth which enables you to truly live so that you grow in confidence and achieve success.


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