Have you ever changed your mind about something you previously believed in? That’s what we call a Mindset Shift. You have done this several times unconsciously or deliberately.
Maybe it was about which shirt you are going to wear to work tomorrow? Or it is something complex like how you now view success, wealth, and impact?
Mindset shifts can yield extraordinary improvements in performance, happiness, and even physical health. Additionally, they are perhaps the most important thing when it comes to adaptability and resilience.
Your mindset can empower or hold you back.
This means you must always choose the mindset that serve you best. The right mindset leaves room for curiosity and innovation. With the right mindset, you’re more willing to learn and try new things, leading to personal and professional growth.
To always be in a positive mindset shift, you must know what it means to have a resilient attitude. And always identify your current state of mind.
THE TWO TYPES OF MINDSETS EVERYONE HAS
Two major mindsets are often explored in the field of psychology and attitude research. They are the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. These terms were popularized by the psychologist Carol Dweck.
Do you have a fixed mindset?
This belief system assumes your abilities and intelligence are set in stone.
Start looking at your attitude. Listen to the way you talk. A fixed mindset usually shows up in your thoughts, words, and actions.
- Do you easily surrender when confronted with obstacles?
- Do you feel your efforts are pointless at certain times?
- Do you focus on proving your worth rather than growing?
- Do you feel threatened by the success of others?
Individuals with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits that cannot be changed.
It’s possible you have had a fixed mindset in certain situations. It’s okay. Having a Mindset shift is a journey, not a destination.
Or do you have a Growth Mindset?
Having a growth mindset approach means you believe that your abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort and learning.
- When you encounter obstacles, do you see them as a chance to test your problem-solving skills and find creative solutions?
- Do you remind yourself that every step you take brings you closer to your goals, regardless of the pace?
- Are you focused on becoming the best version of yourself, not just proving your worth to others?
- When others succeed, do you celebrate their success and use it as motivation for your own journey?
Individuals with a growth mindset believe that their abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication, hard work, learning, and perseverance.
You can’t go wrong cultivating a growth mindset.
A growth mindset, as opposed to a fixed mindset, has a profoundly positive impact on your learning, accomplishment, and personal growth. Cultivating a growth or adaptable mindset will help you focus more on your most desirable goals in life. It can influence your motivation and make you more readily able to see opportunities to learn and grow your abilities.
With a growth mindset, you can improve anything.
Having a Mindset Shift is Possible
It’s possible your mindset has been shaped by past experiences and the reactions you’ve had in certain situations. Ignore these past reflexes. Your mindset is malleable.
Having a mindset shift means switching from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. It involves developing a belief system that encourages you to love learning and be resilient in the face of adversity. It also means you must change specific behaviors.
You must undergo a significant shift in how you perceive yourself, your capabilities, and the world around you.
Start by doing this:
Use the Most Powerful Statement in the world.
Preparing yourself for a resilient attitude starts by defining yourself. Transformation begins with the declaration of your intent. Stand up tall and declare your intents aloud, whatever it is. A positive affirmation hack you can use is to start with “I am:”
- I AM excellent at my work.
- I AM excellent at my business.
- I AM building healthy relationships with people.
- I AM a blessing to others.
- I AM completing my online course by 9 P.M tomorrow.
Edit and add your statements too.
Speak it. Let your mindset begin to change with these statements.
However, this proclamation of intent is not something you can do just once and expect miracles. You must do it repeatedly and accompany your affirmations with action.
Change your behaviors.
You must take responsibility for your actions, and not expect the rest of the world to understand what it takes to become the best you can become.
Here are the behaviors you must start doing to experience your positive mindset shift:
- See setbacks as learning experiences and chances to develop new skills or strategies.
- Celebrate your hard work and dedication, not just the end result.
- Seek out new experiences, take on challenges, and actively engage in learning new things.
- Acknowledge and celebrate your small wins, no matter how seemingly insignificant.
- Actively seek feedback from others and view it as a valuable tool for improvement.
- Seek out individuals who encourage your progress.
- Be kind to yourself.
When changing your behavior, you’re not in competition with others. You’re competing against your previous lack of ability, and any improvement is a win.
Use the APR Technique
McKinsey & Company popularized this technique. It will help you respond through your behavior, emotions, and thoughts in a way you desire.
APR stands for Awareness Pause and Reframe:
A – Bring Awareness to your present state of mind and recognize the impact it has on what you do.
P – Pause to make an opening where you can decide to take a different action
R – Use specific reflection questions to change your thinking and adopt a more helpful perspective.
Consequently, your deeply established mindsets that have been reinforced and repeated over years can be altered with consistent APR practice.
You need to put yourself out there, give it your all, and reap the lesson – win, or lose. Greatness does not come from perfection; rather it’s the willingness to put yourself on the line as a way of life.
In actuality, no challenge worth taking on will teach you anything if you don’t give it your all. At the point of resistance, growth occurs. You become better by challenging yourself and discovering what is possible for you to do.
This is how you can have a resilient attitude that you can be proud of.