3 tips to developing a growth mindset.

16 Sep 2019
Author: Cathrin Edelmann
2 minutes read

The belief that you are in control of your own destiny and that you’re not ‘stuck’ with what you’ve got, rather that you can learn and improve, is the key to success – whatever that might look like for you.

Having a growth mindset is big.

To develop a growth mindset, you need to be open and steadfast in the belief that you can develop your talents and abilities further, and that there is always room to grow and learn.

Here are three things you can do right now to develop a growth mindset.

1. View challenges as opportunities.

Whether it’s quitting your job, buying a house or signing up to a new class, nowadays we are constantly in situations where we have to make decisions.

Truth be told, making decisions can be scary, especially if we don’t know the outcome. But going through change and uncertainty is a big part of developing and growing as a person. It’s often in those times that we learn more about who we are and what we’re capable of.

So the logical conclusion is that the more we experience challenges, the more opportunities we have to learn about ourselves and grow.

2. Start a journal.

At the end of the day, take a few minutes to reflect on your day and what you’ve learnt. What went well, what could have gone better and what did you learn from the experience. Be honest with yourself and don’t judge.

Writing a journal over a period, you will eventually see the things that impacted your life and how writing them down helped you to grow and prevented you from making the same mistakes in the future.

3. Set goals.

As the old saying goes - you never stop learning.

Whether you’ve just completed an online course or gardening project, make it your mission to set yourself a new goal once you’ve accomplished something.

By continuing to set new goals you stay motivated and interested in the subjects you chose to understand. Your goals don’t always have to be big. Read a different type of book than you’d normally do or attend a pottery class. The world is your oyster and there is always something new to explore.