You may not be new to the term "growth mindset," and if you're here, it's likely a part of your lifestyle. I find it encouraging to know that we don't have to be stuck unless we choose to be. It's often a fixed mindset that causes us to feel this way.
A “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, and success is the affirmation of that inherent intelligence, an assessment of how those givens measure up against an equally fixed standard; striving for success and avoiding failure at all costs become a way of maintaining the sense of being smart or skilled. A “growth mindset,” on the other hand, thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities. Out of these two mindsets, which we manifest from a very early age, springs a great deal of our behavior, our relationship with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts, and ultimately our capacity for happiness." -Carol Dweck
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I've found that short and fun challenges help me integrate new habits into my life, show up with greater focus and have a high likelihood of me accomplishing more than I thought. Challenges like not complaining for 21 days, completing a new fitness program or even just drinking more water, bring more life to my sometimes way to serious self and help me embrace the process of getting from A to B in any area.
Here are three keys that I've found help me lean into the growth mindset consistently:
Rinse & Repeat
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So tell me, what’s your next challenge??