A personal growth mindset allows you take on new challenges, and seek opportunities for fun, learning and development. It allows you to be more resilient in the face of adversity. You accept that things will go wrong but you focus on identifying a solution, implementing it and moving on. Failing at something doesn’t make you a failure. In fact, making mistakes gives you valuable opportunities to learn and improve. Having a personal growth mindset correlates positively with personal health and happiness. So here are 5 tips for developing that mindset (growth mindset inception!)
1. You don’t need to justify anything to anyone
If you want to do something, do it! Don’t feel the need to explain why you want to, to anybody. It’s your life, and you are in control of what you do with it.
2. Meet and engage with new people
Speaking and interacting with new people is a great way to learn new things and have your own views challenged. Approaching these situations with an open mind will help you invigorate your life, and stimulate your creativity and curiosity.
3. Dream big
Every new experience begins with a dream. So, dream away, and don’t limit yourself! Embrace your creative side and you’ll find new opportunities for growth. Then, be a ‘yes man’ (or woman!) and throw yourself into these opportunities. After all, life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
4. Everything you do can always be improved
Doing your best is pretty much impossible because no matter what you do, there will always be the opportunity for improvement. With every experience comes an opportunity to learn, reflect and get feedback (even if it’s from within- we perfectionists are our harshest critics). You can, however, do something to the best of your ability at any given moment, with the knowledge and skill you possess at that time.
So, do the best that you can, with an open mind, and embrace the learning experience that comes with it.
5. Try/Do something new, every day.
Think about it: if you try one new thing every single day, by the end of the year you’ll have tried 365 new things!!
New things lead to new experiences, and after trying out 365 new experiences chances are you’ve enjoyed at least 1! More significantly, over time you will have developed a personal growth mindset where you see challenges rather than problems, and you are unafraid to try new things.
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Charlotte Robinson, Administrator