What Is Growth Mindset And How To Develop It

What is growth mindset?

Growth mindset is something when you strive on challenges and don’t see failure as a way to describe yourself but as a boosting energy to grow your abilities.

Fixed Mindset Vs Growth Mindset

Fixed mindset is defined as where you believe that skills, intelligence, talents and personalities are born and are god’s gift and that you cannot learn and grow them whereas in growth mindset you know that skills are built and can be developed with dedication and persistence.

Carol Dwerk has explained about growth mindset with example in her Ted Talk, linking below:


Source: focussu.com

Why is growth mindset necessary?

It is a first and foremost step that will help you out to get out of your comfort zone. Achieving growth mindset will aid you overcome obstacles you may face when learning something new or developing a new skill as you will be process oriented and not result aligned.

Steps to develop Growth Mindset

Failure to Learner

It hurts to fail. It’s hard, painful, messy. Tears and whining might also be involved. At best, failure can feel like an experience from which you learn. At worst, it can feel like a personal allegation. Taking any failure as an experience from which you learn is the important step to overcome sadness and achieving the growth mindset.

See challenges as opportunities

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” — Winston Churchill

Rather than seeing the opportunity in the situation, often, we focus on what it will be like to fail. The challenge is an opportunity to face, demonstrate and develop our determination.

Understand the concept of Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity is the ability of our brain to change and adapt as a result of our experiences. We have to accept the changes that occurs with time. However, neuroplasticity is a deep and a vast topic which is very well explained in the link mentioned below

What is Neuroplasticity

Using the word yet

Whenever you find yourself thinking “I am not very good at this,” adding the word “yet” creates difference which empowers you and makes you feel motivated.

“I’m not very good at this yet.”

Strive to learn more

The great entrepreneurs in the world don’t act like they know everything. They all understand the fact that they have to continuously learn to be successful. Striving to learn will make you happier, irreplaceable and humble.

Final Words

If you have a growth mindset, amazing, you are on your way to develop your own talents.

Writing was never my by birth talent. I developed it myself by reading, knowing and never stopping learning about it. Similarly, you can always achieve anything once you put your mind and efforts into.

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