100% Mind Set

Would you like to achieve your absolute best?

Goal setting is one of the most important things you can do to improve your life, before choosing your goals it is a great idea to look at your mindset.

As a young child I was tormented and felt ashamed when I made a mistake, I became very fixed in my mind, it was not until later in life that I started to “believe in myself” and started to make changes that would challenge me and take me out of my comfort zone. I felt uneasy at first but learnt to love the challenges and the benefits of those changes that came with it. My life has benefited from this mindset change. Ask yourself a question and be very honest with yourself.

Where your mindset is right now and what changes would you make to improve in your life?

According to psychologist Carol Dweck there are two types of mind sets. One is destructive and the other is empowering.

Simply learning about these mindsets and choosing which one you want to live your life by can be very life empowering.

A Fixed Mindset

A fixed mindset can be very destructive and debilitating.

People grow and change every day but a person with a “fixed mindset” ignores this truth and chooses to believe that their traits and talents are permanently set. They think that they are stuck at whatever level of intelligence they were born with, or that if they weren’t born with a natural talent such as drawing that is the way they will stay. Basically they believe that they lack the ability to change themselves.

You can read more about this in Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset”

A Growth Mindset

A person with a fixed mind set believes that almost everything about them is changeable with effort. While they recognize that some people are born with an innate gift or ability which enables them to do certain things better than those less naturally gifted. They believe that with hard work and the right attitude they can do those things too? Are they more afraid to try?

The growth mindset opens up possibilities that may never have otherwise eventuated with the result that such a person’s potential is constantly evolving. This occurs through learning and concerted effort you can open your mind to new interests to be passionate about and find new avenues for success, for whatever that means for you personally.

A growth mindset allows people to accept fact and move on while a fixed mindset causes people to dwell on negative things. Being growth minded means always focusing on how to grow and develop from where you are and constantly improving upon yourself.

Accept that you can grow and improve every part of your life and you will achieve your lifetime dreams and goals.

You can read more about this in Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset”

Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessMindset: The New Psychology of SuccessWorld-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking …Read More >