Make it MALLEABLE, not FIXED!!
There is a psychological trait that all successful people appear to have in common to acquire potential systems.
People with the growth mindset believe that intelligence or skill in any felid can be developed through effort. Basically, they believe that anyone can nurture their abilities in anything. Whereas the inverse of the growth mindset is a fixed mindset. People with this mindset believe that intelligence and skills are innate, it’s something that we are born with. We are either born, gifted or not, there is no room for any kind of change.
Basically, they believe intelligence is fixed from their birth. They don’t want to challenge themselves because they believe that talent and intelligence are fixed. They look at failure as a clout on who they are as a person. The lack of knowledge is stupidity and failure once means failure always.
People with the growth mindset are much more resilient which allows them to overcome challenging and difficult situations because they prioritize learning over failure, they are not afraid to take risks. They prioritize growing over stagnation. A person with the growth mindset believes that they are always in a state of self- Growth and transforming and seeking themselves into something more, so they don’t attach their self- identity to their output. Instead they focus on the process of flourishing, nurturing and never giving up attitude. We know that things take time, effort, and strategy to achieve but it is often difficult to put that kind of thinking into practice.
So how can we develop a growth mindset? The first key to developing a growth mindset is actually to understand that it exists and that it’s possible for the brain to change. The “Yet” Power! The small word “yet” is an indispensable weapon to develop a growth mindset. The reason it’s a powerful word is that lots of time we eliminate ourselves with words like “I can’t” “Can’t do right now” “I am not capable” instead of saying “YET” which gives you an opening, a path, a door to walk through. “I have not tried doing this yet, but sure will definitely give it a shot!!”.
“Yet” allows you to have hope, enthusiasm and to believe that it’s possible because every skill can be improved upon within you and allows you to transform and become something which you are not. It allows you to accept, grow, transform and become who you actually want to be. Make it MALLEABLE, not FIXED!!
To narrate a possibly good example of yet- In a High School in Chicago, students have many subjects to be passed to get graduated. Sometimes it’s not possible for a student to pass all subjects and get through. But to support their mindset in the path of growth instead of disappointment and negativity by displaying the grades as “Fail”, they display it as “Not-Yet”. This gives a student a boost to re-try with enthusiasm instead of feeling demotivated. Follow these simple steps always:
Keep and learn abilities to learn new Things
Be inspired by others success
Unchangeable attitude (Don’t give - up on trying to change)
Avoid challenges (Take a stand! Challenge yourself!)
Avoid failure (Accept Failure - You will learn a lot from it)
Give up easily (Never – The Journey is beautiful)
People with a growth mindset are living in greater accordance with reality than people with the fixed mindset. The brain can continue to work until we die. Explore it and make it a growth mindset.