Maintain a Growth Mindset for more Creativity, Wellbeing & Effectiveness

Check out my post “What is a Growth Mindset and Why Does it Matter?” It will help you understand these tips.

1. Celebrate difficulty. It often means brain growth

It’s the times when we are really stumped that often prompts the most brain growth. So, when you feel you’re at an end think “Yes! my brain is growing. Perfect.”

2. Use the word “yet”

When you are struggling with an important task, remind yourself you can do it, and you might need help, you just haven’t mastered it yet.

3. Celebrate growth with others

It’s about recognizing the challenges you and those around you have overcome. Share your growth with others and encourage them to share their’s with you.

4. Discover your unique learning style and use it

There’s no one-size-fits-all model for learning. The methods that work for one person may not work for you.  Consider Strengths Mastery Coaching if you would like assistance identifying your unique learning style.

5. Abandon your images of perfection

Contrived images are always fragile. When your mind is focused on making judgments regarding yourself or others turn your attention toward questions such as, “What can be done about this situation?” or “How can I help?”

6. Value the process over the end result

Only limited satisfaction and success come from focusing on end results. It is good to ‘begin with the end in mind’ as Stephen Covey would say, because it is important to have clear goals. However, once you are clear on your goals, it is healthier and more productive to engage in the process itself rather than obsess about results. Sustained immersion in the process yields mastery, energy, and meaning.

7. Reframe challenges as opportunities, and “failing” as learning

When you make a mistake or fall short of a goal, it’s often a greater opportunity for learning than success. If you ask “what happened?” you can retrace your steps like a detective and find ways to help you next time. These efforts may also help others learn something important.

8. Emphasize growth over speed

Learning fast isn’t the same as learning well, and learning well sometimes requires allowing time for mistakes and reflection. Patience is your ally.

9. Provide regular opportunities for reflection

Reflect on what you’ve learned at least once a day. Acknowledge your efforts.