Growth Mindset: 10 Benefits of Having a Growth Mindset
10 Benefits of Having a Growth Mindset
Do you know that intelligence can be developed?
Did you realize that it doesn’t matter how smart you are but how hard you can work to come up the curve?
If so, you’re one of the fortunate few who are blessed with a growth mindset.
In her path-breaking book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck shares years of research conducted to prove that it’s not just innate talent and abilities that determine success but whether we approach a situation with the right mindset.
Having a growth mindset has many, many benefits. Here are the top 10 reasons to have a growth mindset today:
1. Improve Your Sense of Self-Worth
Having a growth mindset encourages you to not look at a deficit as a deficit in ability but one of learning and that is one which can easily be fulfilled. This naturally has an impact on your sense of self-worth. As Dweck shares in the article The Mindset of a Champion, “Doesn’t everyone have shortcomings? Isn’t that what learning is for—to overcome them? Of course.“
2. Enjoy the Process of Learning
With a growth mindset, you look forward to acquiring new skills and absorbing new knowledge. You realize that everything that you learn can help you improve and become a better performer and person. So, you don’t devalue the importance of learning nor feel stupid about asking questions.
3. Realize that Perfection is Overrated
That’s right. Individuals with growth mindsets realize that you don’t have to be perfect all the time and this alone liberates them from being “fixed” in a mold all their life.
4. Boost Your Confidence
According to Dweck and her fellow researchers, teaching Growth Mindsets “.. in the growth framework, making mistakes or even having clear deficits doesn’t mean you aren’t or won’t be good at something. It’s simply an occasion for learning. Moreover, you don’t need a wagon-load of confidence to embark on learning. You just need to believe in improvement over time.”
5. Disregard Stereotypes
People with growth mindsets don’t let labeling and stereotypes hold them back from their goals and dreams. They believe that everyone has potential to grow and develop over time.
6. Don’t Get Flustered by Setbacks
When you have a growth mindset, you don’t view a setback as something that well, sets you back. You view it as an opportunity to get better, stronger, faster. Dweck shares, “Despite setbacks—or even because of them—they find ways to keep themselves committed and interested… A growth mindset, on the other hand, leads people to seek challenges and learning, to value effort, and to persist effectively in the face of obstacles.”
That’s right! Need more reasons to start developing a growth mindset?
Here are some more benefits:
7. Give Everything Your Best Shot
8. Quit the Blame Game
9. Embrace a Challenge
10. Improve Your Life, Business, Work
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
In this book, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with fixed or growth mindset activities.
Dweck provides a checklist, aka a Growth Mindset Test, to assess yourself and shows how a particular mindset can affect all areas of your life, from business to sports and love. According to Dweck, mindsets are not set: at any time, you can learn to use a growth mindset to achieve success and happiness. She believes that rigid thinking benefits no one, least of all yourself, and that a change of mind is always possible. And yes, we, at Mindsetmax, agree!
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