DAY 36 – Do You Have A Growth Mindset?

I know some people hate being told to change the way they think. Some refuse to try because it sounds just too simplistic to be able to get them out of their problems. They underestimate the power of their thoughts.

Simply believing change is possible makes change possible.

There are tonnes of quotes out there that tells the importance of thinking right and good thoughts. Many take it as some spiritual nonsense but guess what? Many scientific researches have proven otherwise.

I was doing some reading online and stumbled upon Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives and I had to find out more.

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck found that some people have a “fixed mindset” and believe that they cannot change their capabilities. Other people have a “growth mindset.” These people believe they can work towards improving themselves.

Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it YET?

I especially love her work with children. I believe all parents and teachers should practise this. Find out more about Growth Mindset parenting here.

Carol Dweck has written many books and has given talks at various events including talks at Stanford, TED and Google.

Maybe there are some areas of your life that need a shift towards the growth mindset. If you know someone who will benefit from this, do share this with them.

Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
– Napoleon Hill

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honourable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
– Philippians 4:8

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.
– Romans 12:2

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