For a long period of my life I embraced a Fixed Mindset:
🗣️ “I can’t change who I am.” 🗣️
🗣️ “I’m either good at it or I’m not.” 🗣️
🗣️”My future is already predetermined for me.” 🗣️
🗣️”It is what it is.” 🗣️
I use to tell myself I can’t help my Depression and Anxiety: it’s something I simply cannot change. It’s in my brain.
🌟 Once you’ve made up your mind about who you are, you stop looking for other possibilities. 🌟
Why does the Fixed Mindset persist?
📍 It lets us stay inside our comfort zones. It takes effort to change old beliefs. There’s the saying: “Old habits die hard.”
📍 We live in environment which reinforce a Fixed Mindset. We are (indirectly) influenced by the things and people we surround ourselves with. Jim Rohn said: “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” We conform whether we want to or not.
📍 The seed of a Growth Mindset is not often planted enough in our minds to want to change. We see it more often in glimpses: a superhero movie, a character’s example in a book, a short news story about a one-of-a-kind occurrence. It’s always “far off in the distance”, not tangible enough for us to believe it could also be our own.
So how did I change? I’ll give you some nuggets! 😀
👍 I made an active and dedicated commitment to embrace a Growth Mindset, rather than a Fixed Mindset. I traded it in!
👍 I surrounded myself with others also embracing a Growth Mindset. The best part of it is we learn and grow from each other, not simply reaffirm each other.
👍 I saw every problem as an opportunity to grow, not as a sign I should stop going towards my destination. I saw every problem as a GOOD thing!
🌟 Decide that your past will not dictate your future. 🌟
See life as a “journey” rather than a “chore”. For those struggling, I understand. There are times I’ve slipped up myself, and I still do! 👍 You’re not alone; it’s an ongoing process for all of us! 👥
I’m rooting for your future success and your fulfillment! You got this! ❤️#TranscendLabels
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