Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck with decades of research on achievement and success.
The Mindset explains:
- Why brains and talent don’t bring success
- How they can stand in the way of it
- Why praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes them
A positive growth Mindset is the most important thing to have to succeed.
All great CEOs, teachers, athletes know this!
Mindsets are beliefs—beliefs about yourself and your most basic qualities. Think about your intelligence, your talents, your personality. Are these qualities simply fixed traits, carved in stone and that’s that? Or are they things you can cultivate throughout your life?
What are Two Different Mindset States?
A Fixed Mindset
They believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. Their time is spend documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.
Those with a Negative Fixed Mindset…If given a million dollars they wont be able to keep it and or even have invested it. It means they have poor money beliefs because they are afraid of money subconciously.
A Growth Mindset
They believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
Of cause they’re happy that they are skilled or talented, but that’s just the starting point. They understand that no one has ever accomplished great things—not Mozart, Madame Curie, or Michael Jordan—without years of passionate practice and learning.
Virtually all great people have had these qualities.
So to change your mindset from fixed to a growth mindset is to exercise, read books on personal development and to cut out negative people from your life.
We both do these things to become better and more successful people.
Nicky and Dave
P.S. If you want to now more about how adopting a growth mindset can help you live a richer life as human being. Then read Psychologist Carol Dweck’s book – Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.