“If you look at what you have in your life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”
– Oprah Winfrey
As we delve further into this series, your mindset is what compels you to take a certain action or leads you ro refrain from acting on something. Your mindset influences how you see yourself and those around you. The various types of mindsets can mean different things to each individual, regarding how and why you think like you do. Each mindset has benefits and drawbacks.
So, what kind of mindset do you have?
As I have mentioned, the two main types of mindsets are Fixed mindsets and Growth mindsets. Each has benefits and downsides.
If you have a fixed mindset, you tend to believe your skills or qualities are set and cannot be changed. You have a set belief about many things including your intelligence level, and your personality or character. These people tend to limit themselves and focus on proving themselves to others.
Some of the sub-mindsets of a fixed mindset include:
- Short-term mindset
- Follower mindset
Characteristics may include:
- Blaming others for things that are wrong
- Relying on addictions
- Obsessed with what others do or say
- Wasting time (because you believe it doesn’t matter)
- Finding it hard to take initiative
If you have a growth mindset you are apt to believe you have a basic set of qualities that can be cultivated and developed through your efforts, strategies, and help from others.
Some of the characteristics of a growth mindset include:
- Willing to help others
- Solve problems
- Think big and know what you want
- Feel gratitude for what you have
- Eager to learn
- Dedication to achieve and grow
- Able to change and develop skills
- Embrace challenges
- Learn from failures
What type of mindset is the basis of your thoughts and actions? Do you believe that you are just this way and cannot change? Do you believe you can change, and things can be different for you? The good news is you can change your mindset to one of growth and abundance.
It starts with “Acting as if” What if it was possible? what if we co do it? I know some personality types find this more of a struggle than others, but can you imagine what you could do?
This may be resonating with you or not, but can you imagine your slice of the pie, if the pie was bigger?
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