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Which mindset do you have?

You can have one of two mindsets, you can have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. But what are they?

The first one is the Fixed Mindset. The best way to describe this is to think about that family member we all have who is totally set in their ways. They do something one way only, their way, and have no desire to hear about any other way no matter how much better it is.

They also tend to shy away from things they see as difficult such as challenges, obstacles and effort. They also find it difficult to deal with criticism and negative feedback.

With the Fixed Mindset, people actually believe that they have always had that mindset, it will not change and they will always have that mindset. They believe you need natural talent to be successful in something.

The second is called the Growth Mindset. Imagine that person you know who thrive in challenges, always puts the effort in and always keeps going no matter what the obstacle.

People with the Growth Mindset believe that they can change with experience, effort and time. They believe their intelligence can be developed and improved with effort, learning and persistence.

So, which one do you think is needed for success in your life, career and business? If any of you say Fixed Mindset I’m going to come round and slap you with an angry trout!

If you want to learn more about there two mindsets, check out “Mindset” by Carol Dweck, it’s well worth reading!

Darren Danks

Darren is The Self Doubt Coach. He helps you to break through the blocks that are holding you back, he cheerleads your successes and pushes you to be a better you. He has been British archery champion, holder of 9 national records and coached other archers to push through a mindset block called target shyness.

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