Do you have a growth Mindset or a Fixed Mindset

Inspired by the book “Little bets” by Peter Sims

 

“Science has proven that our intelligence and our ability are not fixed. With enough focused effort we can dramatically change our brain. But it all starts by adopting growth mind-set”

 

He made me see the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth and after careful review I would prefer to have a growth mindset over a fixed mindset and this is why.

 

Growth mindset gives room for a change of character; this mindset is more positive and leaves room for development with concerted efforts. A growth mindset doesn’t count themselves as failures; rather they consider their actions as failures and look for better ways to improve on their actions.

 

Fixed mindset, like everything fixed doesn’t give room for growth and development. They consider their failure as setbacks rather as a stepping stone. They are always looking for an easy way out, when you settle for a fixed mindset, it blocks and chokes other opportunities you may have.

 

While a growth mindset will embrace challenges, learn from critism, and is inspired by competition, a fixed mindset avoids challenge, reject critism and feel threatened by competition.

 

Individually I would from henceforth embrace challenges, learn from critism, and is inspired by competition

Author: Victor Adeyemo

Victor Adeyemo is a Leadership and high performance coach, an Event decorator and MC. He is the team leader of Leaders Digest

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