What is the difference between people that succeed and people that don’t? It’s their way of thinking, it’s the logic of their brain and how they work and think.
Luckily for the rest of us, these things can be thought, they can be trained and used for the good or evil. Science calls it mindset and you have a mindset no mater what, but you can have fixed or growing mindset.
The ones with fixed mindset are set in their way and are not in favor to do something different and think out of the box. That does not mean they are stupid or have low IQ or something like that. It just means that do not welcome new ideas and how stuff should be done.
The ones with growing mindset accept new ideas and the new way of thinking. Here it has to be said that new ideas and the new ways of thinking are not always right, but if you let them come in your mind they give you something to think about and accept or refuse that way of thinking.
Open mindset also allows for out of the box thinking. It solves problems and finds the creative solutions to the unsolved or already solved problems.
Which one are you? Do believe that your political favorite was always right? Do you think that what you think is always correct? Do you use “my way or highway” phrase? You always do as you are told and never question why? Are you answered yes to those questions, there is a chance that you have a fixed mindset.
What should you do about it? If this bothers you there are plenty of ways how you can go to a growing mindset. If this does not bother you than stop reading this article since it just a waste of your time.
Fixed or growth mindset?
Still here? Good! Now as for all things, there is no such thing as fixed mind all the way or growing and nothing but growing. So start to look for some patterns where your mindset is a little bit fixed and where you have the ability to grow.
Surprisingly the areas where you are more professional, there is more of the fixed mind since you invested a lot of time and energy and you are not very happy if somebody is coming down with just the opposite theory of yours. This is the time to remind yourself to practice this growing mindset and open mindset.
How? Just listen to the person ask him some questions and then decide if he is worth of trust or not. Since you can’t know everything that is to know maybe he has some new information that will help you in your professional or personal life.
The other way of keeping your mindset more open is to have positive affirmations.
I believe in myself completely
I am highly motivated and productive
I always work hard
I am doing work that I enjoy and I find it fulfilling.
I play a big role in my own career success.
I ask for and I do meaningful, wonderful and rewarding work.
I engage in work that impacts this world positively.
I believe in my ability to change the world with the work that I do.
This day brings me nothing but joy.
Today will be a gorgeous day to remember.
When your mind is open to this kind of stuff you can achieve many great things.
When faced with the problem, you realize that this is a problem, but you already construct how to solve it, because you know that you will find a solution sooner or later.
All you need is some training and to believe this can and will help you.
You can print it and stick it on your mirror to see it in the morning or you can use service like https://ifttt.com and have computer send you text to your mobile or email each day to remind you that you are one of a kind and worth all the trouble 🙂
Since a picture tells more than 1000 words, here are a few. And also, a video, if you decide to skip the text and go for a video 🙂
Interesting video, how they do experiments with mindsets.