It’s not easy to grow, let alone wanting to grow. A lot of people are content with the way things are, and the way things remain to be. But other people prefer growth, prefer advancement, prefer innovation, and progress. There is no one right way to live one’s life. It all comes down to if you are a person who adopts a growth mindset vs fixed mindset. If you are the latter, and you’re considering a move to the proper, then reading this article will help you do just that. Developing a growth mindset takes a lot of hard work and commitment. But even more than that, it takes willpower and determination. You have to visualize your goal and constantly go about the business of accomplishing them. With that being said, developing a growth mindset is very much a process. But the end goal is worth it. Here are 5 ways you can develop a growth mindset.
#5 Understanding Where You Currently Stand
The first step towards achieving a growth mindset is answering the question, why do you want to achieve a growth mindset in the first place? Which area are you looking to improve the most? Is it your financial situation? Your physical condition? Your nutrition? Or simply everything? There are many reasons why you would want to change your current condition, and develop a growth mindset so that you continue to evolve and grow. But know where things stand will make it easier for you to know what you want to accomplish and how you want to accomplish it. You can’t get to the finish line without knowing where to start.
#4 Setting Out Your Goals
Once you’ve established what is it you want to accomplish and improve, then the next step is to clearly set out your goals and aspirations. When setting out your goals, you want to be optimistic, but realistic at the same time. For example, if your goal is to achieve an ‘X’ amount of money. That isn’t an impossible goal, no goal really is. But the time frame in which you allow yourself to achieve that money becomes the hindrance that ultimately holds you back from achieving that goal. That’s why it’s important to be realistic with how you plan to achieve your goals. One way of doing that is setting out milestones in between your starting point and your finish line, that will serve like stepping stones leading to your ultimate goal.
#3 Cut Out Distractions
It’s not enough to map out your route towards any goal you may have. Part of achieving a growth mindset is being committed and dedicated to it. To do that, you have to cut off all distractions that come in the way of you and your ambitions and growth. These may be certain allures, desires, friends, lovers, anything that may take your eye off of the prize. This may sound like a drastic step but in the grand scheme of things, it’s the most crucial one, because this is what will dictate and determine whether or not you end up achieving a growth mindset after all. Cutting out distractions will make it easier for you to focus on your growth, and will allow you to self-reflect and weigh out the important things in your life.
What comes after cutting of distractions is finally taking your first step towards your growth development and growth mindset. This is where you begin to apply the preparations that you partook in beforehand. If your aim is to develop a better fitness mindset, then the first steps ought to be signing up in a gym, creating a proper food and diet regimen, and constantly keeping up with your nutrition and fitness. Whatever your plan is, the second important step is the start. It’s what comes after the start that is the most important.
#1 Don’t Quit
Lastly, the most important step to reaching a growth mindset is to never quit on yourself. Especially in the early stages where quitting is most tempting and easiest. You want to push past the point of resistance, deep into a mindstate that has normalized and routinized the process of development and growth.