Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? Read the statements below to determine which column best describes you.
If most of the statements from COLUMN A sound like you, you have a FIXED mindset. COLUMN B outlines GROWTH mindset beliefs.
BUT which mindset is better?
If you’d like to live an extraordinary life and achieve way beyond your wildest dreams, the mindset to take you there is a GROWTH mindset.
If you are:
comfortable on the couch in front of the TV
enjoy being caught in an endless time loop where you repeat the same day again and again
feel safe living the same old predictable year again and again…
…stick with your FIXED mindset! Stop reading right now and head back to your TV.
On the other hand, if you’d like to develop a GROWTH mindset, here are some ways of thinking that can guide you to success:
I lost out on the perfect property deal. What can I learn from this event? How can I prepare better in future?
I feel overwhelmed. Do I have a coach or a mentor I can call on?
Yay, I finally achieved my goal! Well done! Enjoy the success. Then take time to review the rest of your goals and prioritise a new one for you to chase. Remember small, consistent regular wins lead to success.
I don’t want to make mistakes. Don’t worry about what people think of you. Replace ‘fail’ with ‘learn’. Get out there and try something new!
Cultivate grit. Be ESPECIALLY determined. Life has a funny way of throwing unexpected challenges at you. It is not whether life will do this or not. It is all about how you manage the adversity. How you push through to the other side. How you pick yourself up and carry on regardless.
An old Chinese proverb goes, “A tree that is unbending is easily broken.” So, ask yourself, are you an unbending oak or a flexible reed? Are you prepared to grow and learn and change? If yes, brace yourself for an exceptional life!