A growth mindset allows individuals and teams to thrive when faced with challenges. Failure becomes an opportunity rather than a hinderance. It opens up possibilities and stretches creativity and allows for greater problem solving.
Focusing on the process rather the results, and staying open to constructive criticism, allows for improvement at every step. Rather than judging tasks on the effort it takes to accomplish, it allows effort to be seen as a chance to grow.
In doing so, we are able to find inspiration rather than threat by the success of others. We discover and adopt more learning behaviors which in turn allow us to see new or different possibilities and reach more of our goals.
Try pivoting today from a fixed to a growth mindset. A very simple way to shift from a fixed mindset voice to a growth mindset voice is when you hear “I can’t”, add “yet” to it.
Additionally, asking yourself questions like: “How can I learn from my mistake?”, or “What are we missing?” or “Will this help me overcome something I’ve struggled with in the past?” will help you with this process.