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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 discovered that there are two distinct mindsets: fixed mindset and growth mindset. Most of us fall into 1 of these two categories and in some locations of life may 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 development mindset believe that these same traits can be developed via out life. The limitations of the fixed mindset are that you worry obtaining judged, you be concerned that if you make a mistake you will be a failure, and you avoid challenges simply 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 starting point and you can develop these qualities if you are prepared to apply effort, persistence and appear at learning as an chance to stretch who you are. Thus you are not discouraged by failure and set-backs because they are something from which you can learn. With the growth mindset you trust that you will develop by applying work and believe in becoming versatile 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 things personally. I have had to apply considerable work to strengthening my development mindset. Recently I coached a young couple who were struggling with their relationship. 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 till the husband opened himself up to seeing value in a growth mindset that he began making modifications. 1 of their problems was how he handled anger 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 had been other ways he could learn to express what was upsetting him.

By developing a growth mindset you have the power to evolve your life irrespective of your age. Change is part of growth which allows you to truly live so that you develop in self-confidence and achieve achievement.


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