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Are you stuck in a fixed mindset?
One of my FAVOURITE things to do on the weekends (aside from a good ol’ run) is learning. Yes, I read articles and listen to podcasts or audiobooks throughout the week, but I can only compare it to small sprints.
One of the things I love the most is going out and about with a notebook and write all the ideas I learn from courses, webinars, audiobooks and online conferences.
I am a self-taught web designer, self-taught marketer (if you do not count the 10-year experience) and self-taught online content creator (and course creator). I was never the smartest in the pack, but I was smart – that much I know.
According to researcher Carol Dweck, author of the amazing book Mindset, it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset.
People with a growth mindset have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. According to Dweck, when a student has a fixed mindset, they believe that their basic abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits.
“It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling
People who are in a growth mindset don’t believe everyone is the same, but they hold onto the idea that everyone can become smarter if they try – so yes, people who have been told since they were very young that they were “gifted” are probably the ones struggling the most to find their feet.
Dweck reveals what all great parents, teachers, CEOs and athletes already know: how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area.
In the latest edition, she introduces a phenomenon she calls false growth mindset and guides people toward adopting a deeper, truer growth mindset. She also expands the mindset concept beyond the individual, applying it to the cultures of groups and organisations.
Learning is so important it’s one of the habits you even find in Make an Impact. Make more time for learning – especially walking in the sunshine and everything will follow.
Three things that you are going to learn from listening to this audiobook
- how to cultivate a growth mindset in life and business
- why being the smartest person in the room may not be the best thing after all
- How our mindset can be influenced by our community
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