Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The power of Mindset
Have you ever woke up in the morning and said, "Today is going to be a great day?" And it turned out that way. Everything seemed to be in your favor. The stars were aligned? Was it luck or did your belief that it was going to be a great day create the power of the day?
You can chose to believe how you want but I believe that you create the day you want by the mindset you have. Your beliefs although, small have the power to transform your life for good or bad. If you sit in a, "fixed mindset," you sit forever trapped in the belief that you must prove yourself everyday, because proving yourself is how you win the game. While a growth mindset asks you to evaluate your failures and turn them into successes.
When you first started your business did you know it all? Were you afraid of failure? Or did you take on the challenge as a learning experience? How you answer these questions tells you what kind of mindset you have and gives you the power to change it if you chose.
Visualize where you want to go and what you would do if you weren't afraid of failure? Well, you can. Start by visualizing your successes and being less afraid of your failures. View your future and the future of your business as a growing and learning experience.
A seventh grade girl in the, "Mindset" study stated, "I think intelligence is something you have to work for...Most kids, if they're not sure of an answer, will not raise their hand to answer the question. But what I usually do is raise my hand, because if I'm wrong, then my mistake will be corrected." (Pg. 17) In the last view years of your business have you raised your hand and asked a question when you didn't know the answer. Or did you take a risk you weren't sure what the right one?
The choices we make can make us smarter or stick us in the mud. People don't wake up in the morning with a predetermined day, but they do chose the decisions they make that create or enforce their good or bad day. The mindset they choose, will help ensure growth or stagnation. You may chose to pass up an opportunity, "but it's another to pass up an opportunity that's important to your future."
Although, everyday you wake up and say today is going to be a great day and you are forging head with changing your mindset. You will have set backs, you will have challenges that drag you down. However, what you do with those setbacks do make or break the future you have.
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