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8 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset



Accept and Recognize Mistakes


Dweck says that ignoring your weaknesses isn't helpful because doing so limits your ability to overcome them.


Stop Seeking Approval and Recognition


If you're working on your growth mindset, you're doing it for yourself so that you can be the best version of yourself. Avoid the temptation to strive for recognition. Everyone is on their own journey. Focus on yours.


Monitor Your Thoughts and Words Carefully


Thoughts are things, and words matter. No one listens to you more than you listen to yourself. What are you telling yourself every day? Try to replace negative thoughts with constructive thoughts, and do the same thing with the words you use when you talk to yourself and others.


Understand the Importance of Effort


In a growth mindset, it's essential to focus on effort instead of ability. Our effort is as deserving of praise as our abilities and accomplishments.


Proactively Seek Feedback


No news is good news, right? Not if you're working on your growth mindset. Instead of waiting for people to offer feedback for your efforts, proactively seek it out. Ask for constructive criticism.


Do Hard Things


When we have a fixed mindset, we tend to take the path of least resistance and do the easy stuff. When you do difficult things, your life will be transformed because of the confidence you'll gain.


Learn from Other People


You can learn from their success of other people, but you can also learn from their mistakes. Pay close attention to people who have a growth mindset. Watch how they handle challenges and setbacks.


Set Goals Constantly


The secret to getting more things accomplished is setting goals. It feels good to complete a goal, and your growth will soar right along with your confidence.

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