Self Leadership – Adopt a Growth Mindset

I’m sure that whoever is reading this believes that you’re always learning, that you can always improve and develop. Well did you know there’s a theory about that?

It’s called a Growth Mindset and was coined by Carol Dweck.

At this moment there’s not much positive news. We’re all feeling constrained, we’ve got zoom fatigue, we have to plan those things that used to be spontaneous like visiting friends and family. It’d be understandable if we were feeling down, lacking our usual drive.

In reality, we always have those moments, but that’s just it, they’re usually moments, as opposed to the constants we have now.

So what can we do?

Well try adopting a Growth Mindset.

Look positively towards learning, progression and achievement. This way you will rise to challenges, learn from mistakes and move forwards rather than feeling defeated or distressed when you can’t do something or don’t understand.

Focus on your efforts and approach to things, rather than outcomes. Look after the performance and the results look after themselves.

Try a different strategy, look at things differently. If one way doesn’t work, deliberately choose another. Fresh tactics, different views, builds your resilience and you’ll grapple challenges for longer.

Maya Angelou once said, “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.”

Learning makes us a better version of ourselves.

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