No matter what we do, no matter where we are and no matter what experiences we’ve had or lay before us, we all perceive reality a little differently. Our responses to situations and our reactions to events are all different depending on who we are and what goes on inside our heads.
The part of our minds that controls these responses and our reactions is known as our mindset, and to many people, things are what they are. However, what if we could consciously adapt our mindset so we can believe that we can get whatever we want, whether it be money, success, knowledge or fame.
Today, we’ll explore some of the most powerful habits you can develop, guaranteed to give you a growth mindset for success.
Unlock Your Mind
Just as every single other muscle and organ is the human body can grow, adapt, get stronger and weaker, so can the mind. If you’re lazy, your mind will get weak. If you exercise, your mind will become strong. The first step you need to take in order to adopt a growth mindset is to realise that this is the case and that you have full control over everything that goes on in your body.
When you approach something for the first time, whether it’s the first time you’re trying something, maybe a new hobby or a new venture, you’re bound to come across some challenges. However, why see these as challenges? When trying to adopt a growth mindset, you need to change the way you think. Unlike fixed mindset, growth mindset is a huge step towards success.
That means that these challenges are no longer obstacles in your way, but opportunities to prove yourself, develop your skills and master whatever it is that you’re attempting. At the end of the day, if you don’t try and you give up at the first hurdle, you’ve already failed.
Develop a Writing Habit
Writing is one of the most beneficial things a human can do for their mind. The skill of writing has been about for thousands of years, and there’s a reason for it. Whether you want to write a book, a novel, a blog, an article or even just notes, get into the habit of writing.
Andrew M. Thomas, a psychology writer for Via Writing, continues, “Consider a president, a prime minister or a national celebrity. They won’t simply get on stage and declare a speech that comes from their heart. Instead, they will get what they want to say down on paper and work on it until they’re completely happy with it. Develop this habit for success.”
Through writing, you can vent your feelings and emotions so rather than overthinking things in your head; you can keep your mind clear and focused on what you’re doing. This will help you to achieve more, stay less stressed and develop a growth mindset. To enhance your writing skills, check online resources, such as State of Writing.
If you do a good job for someone, and you know it’s a good job, your brain will automatically seek the approval and validity of others to tell you that you’ve done a good job. In fact, the brain thrives on this feeling. It’s very similar to uploading a photo or video to your preferred social network and getting a like.
Your mind craves that feeling for validity. However, feeding this feeling will only make you want more and can be extremely counterproductive. If you know you’ve done a good job, why do you need someone else to tell you so? In what way is that person qualified to tell you? Do you really, deep down, care for their opinion anyway? Rid yourself of this meaningless desire, and you’ll free your mind like you wouldn’t believe.
Learn Something New Everyday
This could be a saying you’ve heard time and time again, but it’s so beneficial and cannot be ignored. By taking the time to learn something new every day, it’s like you’re exercising your mind, helping it to grow and develop a taste for learning that it will thrive on.
It could be something small, like learning one word of a language or it could be something big, like sitting down to learn about the history of the country. Whatever it is, it’s really up to you and what you’re interested in, but it’s important that you set aside the time to do so.
Laugh at Life
A mind with a growth mindset is a happy mind. Learn to laugh at life. This may seem difficult at times, of course, it will be. Life is full of good and bad times, but it’s important to remember that the good times won’t last forever but neither will the bad times. Look at the little things in life to smile at, and you’ll be able to become resistant to the irregularity of reality.