In many business systems and management theory, a growth mindset is defined as a set of attitudes, theories, or techniques held by a group or even an individual. However, to better understand what a growth mindset is, it is important to recognize that there are two different mindsets: a visionary mindset and a skeptic mindset. A visionary mindset is one that perceives a problem or challenge as being larger than life, while a skeptic mindset sees challenges or problems as being smaller than life in comparison with the visionary’s perspective. The difference between these two mindsets is the difference between believing that something can be done to solve a problem and believing that nothing can be done.
Both visionary and skeptic mindset hold that making mistakes will hurt one’s career. Although this may be true in some situations, the fact of the matter is that making mistakes is part of growing. Growing means making mistakes and learning from them. The mistake that someone makes when they are in a growth mindset is accepting that their talents can’t be measured or monetized. Instead, what a person should do is look at their potential in different ways, maximizing their talents while minimizing their shortcomings and maximizing what they’re good at.
Growth mindset believes that everyone is born with a set of fixed natural abilities. These fixed innate talents can be optimized through effort and training, through intuition, and through education. Growth mindset believes that everyone has the ability to be an expert, an exceptional performer, and someone who consistently make a significant impact in the world. If you’re not an expert in your field, then you’re bound to make mistakes, but growth mindset believes that you can overcome these mistakes by doing even more research, educating yourself, and through careful execution.
The second characteristic of growth mindset that needs to be touched on is gratitude. Gratitude is important because it allows you to appreciate what you have already. It also allows you to develop a gratitude journal where you note what you’ve done, who you’ve helped, and how you feel about the impact that you’ve had. This attitude is necessary for success, but is particularly important when it comes to growing your intelligence. If you don’t cultivate a positive attitude, then you won’t be able to achieve your goals.
A critical thinking master-mindset is the final trait that needs to be touched on. People with growth mindset tend to be immune to criticism, which prevents them from seeing their mistakes as failures, but rather as challenges. Criticism serves a very important purpose in life; it helps you find solutions to problems and it helps you grow. But if you allow criticism to keep you from growing, then you will never be able to master enough intelligence to be successful.
When it comes to growth mindset, the most important thing to remember is that it’s not who you know, it’s who you are. If you have been living in a world of circular excuses for failure and hard work, then you won’t realize your true potential. Instead of accepting that you have no real talents, then you will never discover your true abilities, which will prevent you from achieving success. You must understand that hard work equals wealth, and wealth equals freedom. If you are not happy with either of those things, then your happiness and freedom will be unsatisfying, and therefore your chances of achieving success will be low.
People with growth mindset understand that they do have real talents and real abilities, and therefore they don’t obsess over mistakes or challenges because these things do not define who they are. Instead, they focus on what they can do, and what kind of person they want to be. With this mindset, people who lack these abilities can’t help but to see their abilities and skills as failures, because these capabilities do not match up with their standards. However, by realizing that their abilities are as good as anyone else’s, and focusing on their true potentials, then these people will have a chance of achieving their goals.
Another benefit of growth mindset is that it can prevent you from getting better at making critical decisions. In today’s society, we are exposed to so much negative criticism, both from our peers and from the media that it’s easy to get caught in a constant state of ‘not good enough’. Instead of looking at these criticisms objectively, which would allow you to improve on your actions, you will often respond with a variety of excuses and defense mechanisms. Growth mindset keeps you from getting better at critical decisions because it enables you to focus on the positive aspects of every decision instead of dwelling on the negative. Instead of dwelling on your mistakes, you will move on with a sense of excitement about the new things you are learning.