Create a Growth Mindset.
It’s important to dedicate yourself to create a mindset of growth. Successful entrepreneurs recognise criticism and failure as opportunities for learning, self-improvement, and change. They’re more willing to pursue challenging projects and do not ascribe to a zero-sum game mentality.
“In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount, and that’s that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb.
In a growth mindset, people understand that their talents and abilities are developed through effort, good teaching, and persistence. They don’t necessarily think everyone’s the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it.”–Carol Dweck (Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and author of the influential Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.)
3 Steps to a Growth Mindset.
- Hear the inner voice of your fixed mindset. Pay attention to the kinds of things you say to yourself in different types of situations,
- Decide how to respond to these thoughts: It’s your choice how you react to the suggestions coming from your fixed mindset.
- Talkback to your doubting self with a healthy growth mindset.
The successful entrepreneur believes that superb personal qualities are learned, developed or cultivated. Failure is only as feedback performance. Not as a judgment of personality, potential or value. It is easier to believe in the positive, and create gratitude around life’s decisions. This process also produces Serotonin which helps your mood, self-esteem, and how you sleep.
What do you choose a Fixed mindset or a growth mindset?
Use your new mindset to try and introduce a new strategy into your business and try video. Videos are a great way of building trust your audience. Science shows us that we are hardwired to focus on faces because they provide information on a fundamental level is vital to their physical and social survival. While engaging with a specific video or buying the product afterwards may not necessarily be a way to save our species, what it can do is prompt fundamental emotions – happiness, pride, inspiration, hope your audiences emotional trigger.