What sets those who accomplish great things apart from those who fail to realize their ambitions?
You might guess intelligence, appetite for risk, or even creativity.
Those are all sensible-sounding suggestions, but that’s not what science has found.
According to work by pioneering Standford Psychologist Carol Dweck and others, the best predictor of success in life is none of the usual suspects – it’s in your mindset.
Those who achieve great things generally believe they can improve and grow as people.
This is called “Growth Mindset“.
Those who are frustrated in their attempts to realize their dreams tend to believe their abilities and talents are static, a.k.a. they have a “fixed mindset”.
All of which is fine and good, but raises one essential question.
If up to now you have tended to view your abilities through the prism of the fixed mindset, is there anything you can do to change?
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Absolutely, according to a post on Dweck’s website, which lays out steps for fighting back and learning to view your abilities as work in progress.
So, here I am laying down the 5 Steps to Get the Right Mindset for Success –
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1 1. Think of your mindset as a voice
2 2. Choose Growth
3 3. Learn to Talk Back
4 4. Act
5 5. Add this 3-Letter Word
1. Think of your mindset as a voice
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How does a mindset manifest itself?
It controls the ways you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head.
Recognizing this fact is the first step to achieving a growth mindset.
“As you approach a challenge, that voice may say to you, ‘Are you sure you can do it? Maybe you don’t have the talent’ or ‘What if you fail – you’ll be a failure,” this post explains, adding that, “As you hit a setback, the voice might say, ‘This would have been a snap if you really had talent.”
Pay attention to your thoughts and see if you frequently tell yourself anything similar.
If so, you’ve spotted the fixed mindset at work, undermine your potential for success.