We hear a lot about mindset these days. But what does a growth mindset look like? And, how do I build a growth mindset?
Having a growth mindset means that we believe that progress and success comes from learning and developing ourselves. Alongside building strengths such as resilience and confidence, having a positive mindset helps us to grow. Not just that, but it also helps us manage the inevitable disappointments and failures that come with new challenges.
The more we seek out opportunities to grow, the more we reinforce the positive feelings that come with seeing ourselves progress. And this in turn helps to strengthen our mindset, and build confidence in our abilities to cope.
But of course, putting ourselves out there and being open to knockbacks or failures takes courage. No one likes failing. No one starts out on a journey to end up disappointed. But the way we approach disappointments can help to make the experience less daunting.
Starting to notice how you act, or react, to new or challenging situations can help you figure out whether you are open to growth, and how this mindset impacts on the outcomes you achieve.
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