Developing a Growth Mindset.
Being successful is everyone’s dream but only the ones with a growth mindset get closer to achieving it. While you can wish to be successful, you are not just born with a growth mindset or get it automatically. Being truly successful means you show an aptitude to develop a growth mindset and resilience. It’s easier than it sounds, so if you don’t know where to start, you’re at the right place!
CREATE Your Personal Vision of “Success”
While the literal definition of success may be similar for everyone, it’s real meaning differs from person to person. Everyone’s vision of reaching the pinnacle is unique. To start establishing your mindset, all you have to do is envision your pinnacle. What do you want to achieve to be able to call yourself successful? What does success mean to you? What do you want to see, hear and sense around you when you are successful? Remember, for this exercise to work you have to envision you are already there.
Set Your Goals
After you framed your personal vision of success in your mind, the next step is to set goals that lead you to this ultimate vision. Your goals need to be reasonable because success can’t be achieved overnight and similarly, you cannot accomplish your goals overnight either. Make sure you cover all the important things such as wealth, career, personal development, social relations, joy and physical health.
A Dose of Motivation Each Day
It isn’t easy to stay on your path to success without motivation. In fact, without motivation, you may not last very long in the first place. Go out there and find your inspiration. It is easier than you think. Take a walk on the park, set aside time to listen to our podcasts or to read articles on the unleashr site.
Inspiration is everywhere, it can be in the form of words your role model said in an interview or in the form of lessons from a self-help book. Reading articles and watching videos of personal stories can also be a great start. Watch the stories of successful people and what they did to reach their level of success. All of these will give you ideas as to how to get closer to your goal and will also add to the strength and resilience to keep going each day.
Routines With a Dash of Habits
One of the most difficult steps to success is building and being able to stick to a routine. While dedicating 15 minutes a day to an activity doesn’t sound like too much, it is indeed rather difficult if you’ve never stuck to a routine before, or if you are willing to change an existing habit. To develop a growth mindset, maintaining good habits is highly essential.
You have to develop the habit of working towards a new goal each and every day. It doesn’t mean you have to change your goal every day, it means you reach for more every day while moving consistently in the desired direction.
BREAK UP WITH PROCRASTINATION
Procrastination is an easy trap to fall into.
You might think that deviating from your routine for a day or two won’t matter, but this is where your sense of control should come in. Because procrastination may turn into a habit before you even recognise it, and it can become very harmful.
One of the best ways to defend yourself from slipping into the habit of procrastination is to understand the reasons behind your inactivity and handle them.
Think about the reasons. Why do you not proceed, what holds you back? Is it motivation? Most of the time, it is not about motivation, it is about not believing you are moving in the right direction. Procrastination also creeps in when you don’t trust yourself.
Did you know many become unsuccessful because they give up before they can reap the benefits of their efforts?
Say YOU Can
Growth mindset also enables you. You don’t only envision yourself as successful, you plan the steps to lead you there. You think about the potential roadblocks and figure out the solutions. You do that because you concentrate on growing. Not avoiding something, not competing against something, you are not driven by fear of losing. You concentrate on YOU and becoming a better version of YOU.
Success is not something to place on a pedestal and dream about. Instead, it is something that is achievable with consistent efforts. Integrate growth into your life. Manage it as part of your life, not as a distant destination you only desire to get to one day.
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