Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset and Positive Thinking

By Trista
Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset and Positive Thinking

What is your learning potential? Have you ever given a thought to how much you can accomplish? If you have, you’re not alone. Most people will question the highest potential several times in their lives. It’s also common that you have no idea you can accomplish over a few years. One reason for this is because most people have a fixed mindset instead of a growth mindset.

A fixed mindset is the little voice in your head that tells you it’s best to stay at your job because you’re comfortable and can pay all your bills. Even though you dream about owning your business or going back to school to obtain a degree, the little voice tells you to stay where you are because this is who you are. It’s the voice that tells you, “other people achieve those dreams.” The trick is to change this mindset into a growth mindset, which tells you the sky’s the limit. But, how can you do this when you feel “stuck” in a fixed mindset? This article will guide you into developing your growth mindset.

Someone with a fixed mindset will say, “I’m eight good at it, or I’m not” while someone with a growth mindset says, “I can learn anything I want to.” Shutterstock.

What Is a Growth Mindset?

A growth mindset is like a little voice in your head that says, “I can accomplish anything I set my mind to, even when I’m struggling. All I need to do is find the best path to help me learn.” You want to challenge yourself, and you learn and grow from your mistakes. You know that your attitude and effort is everything when it comes to your performance. 

It’s important to realize that having a growth mindset doesn’t mean you won’t have the negative moments to question your abilities or feel disappointed when you fail. It means that you understand it happens, and you accept the role you played. You don’t let it hold you back. Instead, you look at what you can change to succeed and move on.