Every now and then a groundbreaking idea comes along. This one is one of the most valuable ones in history of mankind and targets those really ready to achieve growth and success in their life’s, those who consider themselves worthy of success and happiness, especially those realizing that it’s all in your MINDSET
- Let’s ask ourselves, does brains and talent bring success?
- Is it possible they can stand in the way of success?
- Is it worth considering that brains and talent DO NOT foster self-esteem and accomplishment? But jeopardizes them.
- Can a simple idea about the brain raise grades and productivity?
- What is this simple idea all parents, teachers, athletes and great leaders know?
The simple idea of MINDSET discovered by the world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, after decades of researching about success and achievement- A simple idea that made all the difference.
A fixed mindset is when individuals believe that their basic qualities, such as their intelligence or talent are fixed traits, spending their time documenting their intelligence and talent rather than developing them. In addition to that, they believe that talent alone creates success-with no effort. They’re wrong!!
A growth mindset is when individuals believe and know that their basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work (Brains & talent are just starting points) this awareness fosters the love and passion for learning, an essential resilience for great accomplishment and achievements.
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To tell you the truth, I consider mindset to be crucial in any industry and in life itself in order to become succeful. As a leadership & mindset trainerI would be happy to show you can control your mindset towards success.
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Mindset is beliefs about you and your basic qualities. Consider for a moment your talents, your intelligence and your personality. Are they simply fixed carved in stone traits and that’s that?
Or can you cultivate them throughout your life?
Individuals with a fixed mindset believe that these traits are simply given with a certain amount of talent and brain and nothing can change that. If they were given a lot, then they’re all set, but if not then that’s that- So worrying about their given traits and how adequate these are they seem to always have something to prove to others and themselves.
Individuals with a growth mindset realize that their qualities can be developed through their dedication and effort. Of course they’re happy if they’re brainy or talented, but that’s just the starting point. They realize that no one has ever accomplished great things, not Beethoven, Einstein or Mohammed Ali without years of dedicated passionate practice and learning, but also with numerous of failures over and over again. It never stopped them, did it!
Why individuals differ?
Since the beginning of time, people have thought differently, acted differently and fared differently. It was only a matter of time before someone would ask the magic question, why some individuals are smarter or have a higher moral, what and if something made them permanently different.
Experts from both sides lined up their statements claiming that there was a strong physical basis for these differences, making them unavoidable and unalterable. They claimed that through ages these alleged physical differences included bumps on the skull (phrenology), the size and shape of the skull (craniology), and today genes.
Other experts pointed out individual’s backgrounds, experience, training and ways of learning as the main factors. The big champion of this view was Alfred Binet, inventor of the IQ test. Binet designed the IQ test in order to identify children who were not benefiting from the public schools and new educational programs were needed to get them back on track.
Not denying individual intellectual differences, he strongly believed that education and practice brings about fundamental changes in intelligence.
Binet said “A few modern philosophers assert that an individual’s intelligence is a fixed quantity, a quantity which cannot be increased.
We must protest and react against this brutal pessimism…. With practice, training, and above all, method, we manage to increase our attention, our memory, our judgment and literally to become more intelligent than we were before.”
So who’s right then? Most experts agree that it’s not either/or.
It’s not nature or nurture, genes or environment. There’s a never ending give and take between the two.
In fact they act in symbioses with each other, not only do genes and environment cooperate as we develop, genes require constant input from the environment to develop and work properly.
Scientist are learning that individuals have unlimited capacity for life-long learning and brain development then they ever thought, each individual has a unique genetic endowment. We may start with different temperaments and aptitudes, but it is very clear that experience, training and personal effort takes us the rest of the way to where we want to go.
The major factor in people achieve expertise is not some fixed prior ability, but purposeful engagement.
As Binet recognized, “it’s not always the people start out smartest that end up smartest.”
It’s one thing to have heard what the experts and scientist has to say about it. It’s another thing to understand how these views apply to you.
As a Leadership trainer of mindset for 15 years my experience has shown and proved to me that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life determining if you will become who you want to be, if you will commit to and accomplish what you want and value in your life.
You may ask how is that possible. How can my belief have the power to transform my psychology, and as a result, my life??
Believing your qualities are carved in stone (the fixed mindset) creates urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you think you only have a certain amount of intelligence, a certain moral character, and a certain personality…then You’d better prove that you have a healthy dose of them.
It simply wouldn’t do looking or feeling deficient in the most basic characteristics would it!!
I’ve met so many with this destructive consuming goal to prove themselves in the classroom, careers and relationships.
Every situation calls for confirmation of their personality, intelligence or character. Every situation is evaluated, will I look smart or dumb? Will I succeed or fail? Will I be accepted or rejected? Will I feel like a winner or loser?
You may ask, doesn’t our society value personality, character and intelligence? Is it not normal then to want these traits? Yes, but…
There’s the other mindset in which these traits are not just a hand you’re dealt and have to live with, always trying to convince yourself and others that you’re sitting with a royal flush when you’re secretly concerned about the pair of kings.
This mindset, the hand you’re dealt is just a starting point for you to develop.
The fundamental believe of the growth mindset is your basic qualities are cultivated through your efforts. Individuals may differ in all initial aspects such as temperaments, aptitudes and interests…everyone can change and grow through application and experience.
Do’s this mean that individuals with a growth mindset believe that anyone with proper motivation or education can become Freud or Mozart? No, they believe that their true potential is unknown (and unknowable), it is impossible to foresee what they can accomplish with true commitment, passion and training.
Note there is only a “can accomplish“, not “if they can”
Consider that many successful great achievers were considered ordinary children. Many of them were even told to give up their dream for lack of talent or brains?
So can you see now how much waste of time it is proving how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them?
Stop looking at partners or friends who will only shore up your self-esteem, start looking for the ones who will challenge your growth.
Why seek out the tried and true, instead of experience what will stretch you beyond limits. It’s time to awaken the passion of stretching yourself, committing to yourself, especially when things are not going well.
That’s the mindset that allows you to thrive during some of the most challenging times in your life.
Now you understand more why I write about mindset
wether you’re in the Network Marketing industry or any other industry
seeking a change in life to ensure yourself the lifestyle you feel that you deserve,
you will take action to make that change..to make 2012 your year!!
If not then you simply don’t have the growth mindset to live life as it should be yet.
If by any chance you find yourself thinking tonight when you going to sleep,
what if I have a growth mindset but just don’t know it yet,
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