Day 26 – Mindset

I’m working my way through two programs, one is Spring Cleaning for the Mind by Mel Robbins and the other is a book on money.  The commonality I am finding between the two programs is mindset.

What is mindset?

Mindset if a belief about yourself and your basic abilities such as intelligence, personality and talent. The two types of mindsets are fixed and growth.  With a fixed mindset, you believe you have what you are born with, and that’s all.  With a growth mindset, your basic qualities are just a place to begin, and your accomplishments are directly related to your hard work and commitment to developing your abilities.

Some qualities of a growth mindset

  • Love of learning.
  • Resilience.
  • Willingness to take risks.
  • Surround themselves with other growth minded people.
  • Challenges themselves .
  • Failures do not reflect on ability or intelligence – they are educational stepping-stones.

I’m currently exploring what type of mindset I have, and I can definitely see how in the past my mindset has been a fixed one.  Success and accomplishment have been for the other people who are smarter, wealthier, more resourceful and more motivated than I am.

I’m really enjoying challenging my current mindset.  The one takeaway I have had lately is your action determines your mindset.  If so, this blog is a step towards growth.  As per Mel Robbins, You don’t have to believe in yourself.  You just have to do it.

What’s your mindset, fixed or growth?  What kind of action do you need to take to put yourself in the growth area?

If you are tempted to say  I can’t, Have the courage to add, yet. – Carol Dweck

Resources:

10 Characteristics of Fixed and Growth Mindsets

Mindset – What is Mindset?

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