Our way of thinking, how we analyze any situation affects the way we feel, can affect what we try to achieve, and indirectly our lives. Even if we do not care much about it but this is a situation to be concerned about.
Fixed mindset vs growth mindset
Recently I had faced a situation where I thought that I can’t do it and I gave up, didn’t put in any effort because I assumed that even if I put my effort the result would not be in favor of me. For people who are not understanding, it was about my studies.
But then someone told me that if you do not strive hard for achieving what you want, then how will you know that the result will be in favor of you or not? That made me think for a while, and I changed my decision of giving up and started working hard for it.
There were 2 mindsets of me at that moment:
- One which struck my mind, which made me avoid challenges, which made me give up easily and
- Other, which made me realize that effort is required to achieve something, and also made me build my abilities.
The former is also called a fixed mindset and the latter is known as a growth mindset.
As we can see, there are 2 different mindsets and some people have different mindsets, and it’s okay to have different mindsets as our mind is set in that way.
Advantages of growth mindset ocer fixed mindset:
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”Winston Churchill
We should not limit ourselves, we should always keep on trying new things, if we try to limit ourselves we are scared of the future possibilities we have to face.
If we free our limits and try different things, then we are ready to overcome any challenges which will come we are not scared of anything.
This is what is the advantage of a growth mindset over a fixed mindset i.e freedom vs limiting ourselves.
So what about you guys what mindset people are you? let me know in the comment section.