Mindset for Growth Leads to Confidence and Success9346948
Have you ever wondered what determines how you approach life? The key is in understanding your mindset. Researchers have come up with a definitive explanation of mindset. Dr. Carol Dweck at Stanford University found that there are two distinct mindsets: fixed mindset and growth mindset. Most of us fall into 1 of these two categories and in some areas of life may use one more than the other.
Here are the differences in the two mindsets. With a fixed mindset you think that your intelligence, personality, and talents are fixed from the time you were born. Whilst people with a development mindset think that these same traits can be developed via out life. The limitations of the fixed mindset are that you worry getting judged, you be concerned that if you make a error you will be a failure, and you avoid challenges because you are anxious that you may not do as nicely as you "should".
With a growth mindset you think that your intelligence, personality, and talents are a starting point and you can create these qualities if you are willing to apply effort, persistence and appear at learning as an chance to stretch who you are. Therefore you are not discouraged by failure and set-backs because they are something from which you can learn. With the development mindset you trust that you will develop by applying effort and think in being flexible and open to alter.
I had not been aware how much I was limiting my life with a fixed mindset. I reacted to set backs and difficulties by blaming myself and taking things personally. I have had to apply considerable effort to strengthening my development 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 value in a growth mindset that he started creating changes. One of their issues was how he handled anger because it scared her. He saw it as "that is the way all the males in my family members handle anger" whilst she felt there had been other methods he could learn to express what was upsetting him.
By developing a development mindset you have the power to evolve your life irrespective of your age. Alter is component of development which allows you to truly live so that you develop in self-confidence and attain achievement.