“If you look at what you have in your life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey
The idea of the fixed mindset is that you believe your skills and qualities are set in stone. If you have a fixed mindset, you tend to believe your intelligence level, personality and character are all set in stone. People with this type of mindset do not feel they can change their intelligence level or personality.
The growth mindset is the exact opposite of this. People with this type of mindset believe they can improve themselves at any time. This means they work harder than others because they want to achieve more than what they already have accomplished.
People with a growth mindset believe their qualities can be developed over time through hard work and dedication. They don’t care about proving themselves because they know that success comes from effort, not talent or luck.
When you think about the kind of mindset you have, what comes to mind?
Some of the sub-mindsets of a fixed mindset include:
- Fear mindset – Fear of failure, fear of rejection and fear of making mistakes or being embarrassed.
- Lazy mindset – Not wanting to put in any effort because it seems too hard or takes too much time.
- Envy mindset – Wanting what others have without putting in any effort.
- Greed mindset – Wanting more than what is necessary or reasonable.
- Short-term mindset – Only thinking about today and not tomorrow or next week.
- Taking responsibility for one’s actions.
- Lazy habits
- Relying on addictions
- You’re never satisfied with what you have.
- Self-centered, with little concern for others.
- Limited initiative to achieve
- Obsessed with what others think of you and how they behave.
- Waste time
- Come across in a negative way
A growth mindset encourages a belief that your talents and abilities can be developed through dedication, hard work and help from others.
Some of the sub-mindsets of a growth mindset include:
- Social mindset — The ability to connect with others, work as a team and support each other.
- Business mindset — The ability to start your own business, make money and become an entrepreneur.
- Dreamer mindset — The ability to dream big and believe in yourself.
- Gratitude mindset — The ability to be grateful for what you have and always give back to society.
- Confident mindset — The ability to believe in yourself and take risks without fear or hesitation. It also means having faith in yourself no matter what happens in life.
- Willing to help others.
- Solve problems.
- Think big and know what you want.
- Feel gratitude for what you have.
- Eager to learn.
- Dedication to achieve and grow.
- Able to change and develop skills.
- Embrace challenges.
- Learn from failures.
What type of mindset is the basis of your thoughts and actions? Do you believe that you are just this way and cannot change? Do you believe you can change, and things can be different for you? The good news is you can change your mindset to one of growth and abundance.
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