Create a Growth Mindset.
It’s especially 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 difficult 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 can be 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.
1. Hear the inner voice of your fixed mindset. Pay attention to the kinds of things you say to yourself in different types of situations,
2. Decide how to respond to these thoughts: It’s your choice how you react to the suggestions coming from your fixed mindset.
3. Talk back to your doubting self with a strong 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 creates Serotonin which helps your mood, self-esteem and how you sleep.
What do you choose a Fixed mindset or a Growth mindset?