Last week we shared our definition of a Growth Mindset. A growth mindset is an attitude and a way of life – one doesn’t have a growth mindset for a day or for a week.
Your growth mindset affects how you approach challenges, obstacles, and disappointment. This is not to say that you’re naive about life, but rather you believe that you can learn from every event even if it’s unpleasant or painful.
Research suggests that a growth mindset is a critical part of brain plasticity. Scientists are learning that our brains continue to grow, expand, build new pathways, and evolve as we experience new events – both pleasant and unpleasant. How great is that?
We heard from a number of you that you want to develop your growth mindset (which, by the way, is growth mindset; so BRAVO!). We’ve created a list of some suggestions on how to do so.
INCREASING YOUR GROWTH MINDSET
- Get curious about what’s happening in your organization or with members of your team.
- Take feedback from others seriously and explore ways to use it to enhance your contributions.
- Practice your leadership and communication skills so that you’re constantly growing in your skills and deepening your wisdom.
- Ask and then truly listen.
- Read and grab opportunities to learn and widen your perspective.
- Consider how one lesson you’ve learned can be applied to other experiences.
- Consider the perspective of others and how they came to that perspective.
This week see if you can practice these growth mindset activities, and notice whether you start to see a change in how you respond to the world at large.
We’d love to hear how these worked for you!