Mindset is often defined as an attitude, disposition or mood. In reality, mindset is usually what we tell ourselves about what we can or cannot do.
A best selling book by Stanford University professor, Dr. Carol Dweck, called Mindset introduced the concept of growth mindset vs. fixed mindset to popular culture. The take-home message of this book is that, despite anyone’s natural gifts towards any given subject (art, athletics, music, etc), there is still a lot of time and work that goes into success.
Throughout life, the brain can get stronger and acquire new skills by accepting new challenges. People are often encouraged to “try harder”, but a growth mindset isn’t just about trying harder. It’s about understanding why they should put in the effort toward a process and how to expend that mental and emotional energy. More often a good strategy is more useful and returns better results than just more effort.
So, how do you shift your mindset? There are multiple things that can factor into changing what we tell ourselves. From learning how to relax and manage stress, to better sleep habits and improving our posture; these may seem simple or unrelated, but can go a long way in changing what we tell ourselves.
Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
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- Relaxation Practice
- Sleep Quality and Duration
- Posture Analysis
- Personal Goal