People who believe that there is scope to improve their existing talents and learn new skills have a growth mindset. Conversely, people who believe that talent is an innate gift can often have a fixed mindset. Those who have a ‘Growth mindset’ perform better at work, have a better work-life balance and are generally more passionate about life.
It is most often our beliefs that limit us or set us free. BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN AND YOU WILL! If you are willing to change your mindset and attract abundance in life and if you are willing to get that GROWTH mindset, here are some pointers that could help you begin or further develop your work on achieving that unstoppable growth mindset by keynote speaker and life coach Pooja Bagri.
‘Success begins in your mind. Train your mind to believe in solutions rather than problems. My philosophy embodies the spirit of finding your truth, challenging your preconceived notions, and helping you create the success you truly dream of!’
- Complete clarity on goals and outcomes.
When you have defined goals, it becomes easier to follow through. A goal sets the direction for growth. If you don’t know where you are going specifically, then you are just likely to reach a random place. Consider it like inputting your destination into the GPS. Two elements are needed to get complete clarity on your goals.
- To know where you exactly are beginning from
- To know where you exactly specifically need to go.
Once this is set, you can begin to figure out the best route to get there. Your goals must be SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. The more clarity there is in the goal-setting process, the more likely you are to reach a place of actual change.
For instance, a SOFT goal would state, “I want to lose weight.” But a SMART goal will read, I want to weigh 60 lbs by the 31st of December, 2021.” There is a process through which goal statements become SMART.
2. Visualizing success before achieving it.
Visualization is a powerful tool you can use to achieve your goals. Create a strong image in your mind about how you have successfully achieved what you set out to do and HOW you achieved it. Visualization is a great way of calibrating your subconscious and creating an empowering belief system. It also helps in setting the tone for how to show up. Visualization could be practiced in any area of your life. Say you have a big interview lined up. Imagine specifically how you will show up in the interview, the confidence you feel while sitting in there, the ease with which you answer the questions, and VISUALISE how this interview went so well and how you got the job immediately. The more SPECIFIC you are during the visualization, just as you were with your goals, the better the outcome.
3. Learn to manage the inner self-talk.
Positive self-talk is an attribute of success. Your inner voice will determine how you approach situations and how you think. Studies show that people who indulge in positive self-talk often have better health, improved concentration, and are more efficient at completing tasks. But how do you know what quality of inner talk to indulge in? The best way to manage self-talk is to begin to observe it during periods of mindfulness or meditation. To be able to master positive self-talk, you must identify your negative thoughts and patterns. Negative thoughts often fall into four categories.
- Polarizing- you see the world as black and white and have a fixed perspective.
- Personalizing- you blame yourself for the smallest of things
- Catastrophizing- you are always expecting the worst possible outcome
- Magnifying- you tend to hyper-focus on the negative and forget to look at the positive
Once you can identify your negative patterns, you can work on converting them into positive self-talk. Remember, the power to make this change is within you.
4. Continuously calibrate your approach and be willing to modify it based on the results.
Learn to readily adapt when needed depending on what shows up in the process. If you see the direction you set out may not be the best way to go, don’t be afraid to change course. To make this change, you need to be willing to recognize that change is imperative. Make sure you do regular check-ins with the SMART goals you created and assess whether what you are doing is working or not. Do not hold yourself back from change, be ready to embrace it as soon as you recognize the need for it
5. Continue to surge on and never quit.
When you set out to achieve goals, the urge to give up could surface from time to time. Any worthwhile goal will test your patience and perseverance. The only definitive rule to adopt in life is that you are not allowed to give up! When you feel like stopping, remember WHY you started in the first place. When you have thoughts such as Why is this taking so long? What if I fail?, or am I not good enough? It is time to take a step back and regroup yourself. Go back to the drawing board if you need to, but you are not allowed to quit!
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