Are you focused on growth and all the possibilities that are open to you or do you find yourself being pessimistic?
We grow from the things we don’t want to face, we grow from listening to others, we grow from feedback, we grow from experiencing something new, and we grow from doing something more than a few times.
The five ways I’m about to share with you about developing a growth mindset will take you through each of those things for you to pick and choose from based on where you may be right now.
1. Embrace challenges. Have you ever been thrown a curveball in life and thought “what’s the point?” I certainly have and it can be super frustrating – especially because you can’t see the learnings and sometimes benefits that come from it until after the event has taken place.
For example, I’ve had situations that have made me stronger and educated me in the long run such as financial loss. When I was going through it, there were moments I felt hopeless, but I didn’t let it break me. The only time something can break us is when we hand over the authority for it to do so.
Embrace every challenge that is sent your way and use it as a learning opportunity to support your growth and future success. There is always a solution, focus on the possibilities and not the obstacles.
2. Be inspired by others. There is no growth in being threatened or jealous of another person’s success, but let’s be honest sometimes those feelings can show up even when we don’t want them to. Now you don’t have to like everyone, but when you do see people doing good be inspired by that and learn from them. Be open as their lessons learnt, and experiences along the way may be able to support you in some way.
I appreciate it’s not always easy especially if the person is where you desire to be, but here’s the thing… we very rarely get to see how a person got to where they are. What we normally see is the highlight reel.
3. Take on board constructive criticism. Granted, there may be some people who do not have your best interests at heart, so what they have to say may not come from a place of love. I’m talking about those people or that person who never celebrates your success or when they do, it’s lukewarm. That’s a sign Queen, they need to go!
Anywho. When someone shares feedback with you don’t dismiss it or become defensive. Take it on board – dissect, reflect and identify how you can learn from it or implement it.
That constructive criticism may have the ability to bring about positive and effective change.
4. Keep on learning. We don’t come out of the womb knowing how to walk or talk, it’s something that is learnt over a period of time from being relentless. Think about toddlers. Regardless of how many falls they may take, they are celebrated and that encourages them to try again. Celebrate yourself when you fall and use that as motivation as eventually, you will hit the target of what you’re aiming for.
Feed your mind every day by consuming stuff that is going to stick. For example, knowledge learnt has to be put into practice. It’s something that’s not just surface-based. Wherever you choose to position yourself, become the go-to person through continuous learning.
5. Be consistent, because consistency will help you with hitting the target you’re aiming for. Whether that’s a target associated with fitness, money, dating or something else of your choice. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Without fail, I practice yoga and meditate every single day because those are two things I wanted to incorporate into my wellness plan.
Even though my friend thought I was nuts when we went on holiday and I would get up early to do them, they are positive habits that shape and contribute to how I feel each day.
So what are you going to do to develop a growth mindset? Share with a comment and don’t forget to react to this post with an emoji!