What Type Of Mindset Do You Have?
There are two different ways of looking at life generally speaking. One way of approaching things is known as a “fixed mindset”, and the other is referred to as a “growth mindset”.
Not surprisingly it is those who focus on growth are often more successful in whatever venture in which they choose to participate.
“Fixed Mindset” vs “Growth Mindset”
Those with the “fixed mindset” frame of mind tend to feel that their skills, potential, and abilities are pre-determined and are not able to be improved upon. But, those with the “growth mindset” are open to the idea that there is always room for improvement if they are willing to work enough at it.
Think about it, those in the “fixed” category tend to feel powerless over any ability to change their future. But, those in the “growth” category believe that they can change and be the ruler over their own future.
One of the biggest differences between “fixed” vs. “growth” is that negativity rules the outlook of those with a “fixed mindset”.
For example, those with a “fixed mindset” are apt to become easily discouraged by challenges and are far more likely to “throw in the towel”. Whereas those with a “growth mindset” are far more optimistic about things to come. Those with a “growth mindset” decide they are going to make the best of it and turn challenges into a chance to learn and grow from whatever hindrance they might encounter.
Guess what else! Those with a “growth mindset” tend to have better health, both physical and mental.
Again, think about it, a person who tends to consistently be discouraged is far more likely to have a mentality that suppresses their immune system. They are more prone to illnesses and tend to take longer to recover from whatever ailment to which their defeated attitude has subjected them.
People with a “growth mindset” tend to become sick less often and most certainly tend to be happier and healthier. This does not mean that you can never be sad. It just means that you allow yourself to come out of that sadness with a lesson to learn.
So take some time & think about your mindset.
How can your mindset lead you to a happy life? Want to delve deeper? Check out the 5 Habits To Lead You Into A More Mindful Day blog post.