2. We are all afraid of new experiences, especially of the ones that
require us to leave the safety of our comfort zone.
The way we react whenever this occurs has a big influence on how we live our life: instead
of being scared, why not trying to embrace the new challenges with optimism and self-
confidence? The results might be quite impressive.
3. Fixed Mindset Growth Mindset
People with this mindset
believe that both success and
failure are based mainly on
innate abilities, which cannot
be changed throughout one's
Growth Mindset describes a
person who is aware of the
changes and improvements
that the personal actions can
Ourmindset is said to
be shaped by
as well as by a
Getting the necessary
challenges with a
truly change your
4. Avoid difficult
tasks, fearing that
expose a lack in
basic abilities as
believe they can be
Tend to believe
innate and set in
Love new challenges and
view setbacks as opportunities
Display better self-esteem, more resilience,
and enjoy better outcomes in life.
5. Observe your mindset
You can’t begin to change a “fixed” mindset until you recognize it. Notice if
you rush to conclusions about fundamental abilities:
Do you tell yourself that you’re
no good at a particular task, so
there’s no point attempting it ?
Do you believe that success in
certain kinds of activities are
reserved for people who are
Do you worry that if you try
your hardest and fail at
something, you’ll be exposed as
6. Challenge your beliefs
If a task doesn’t come easily, remind yourself that it isn’t a
reflection of your inherent worth, but instead an opportunity
to learn and improve.
And research shows that considering a growth mindset for a few moments
before starting a task can improve performance.
7. Do a cost-benefit analysis
Look at the costs and benefits of your current way of perceiving yourself and
the world around you.
Is it worth shifting to Growth Mindset?
List both the advantages and disadvantages. It will help you see how many great
opportunities you let go of because you don’t believe in your capabilities.
8. Act as-if
Fake it until you make it.
Even if you don’t fully buy into the new mindset, try acting as if you were.
Don’t believe you can learn a new language? Enroll in the language
classes and participate, like everyone else. Watch how your
confidence and your perception of your capabilities change.
9. Ask others for help
After you’ve experimented a little with the growth mindset way of thinking, ask
people from your close circle to comment on how your interactions with the
world have changed.
Ask if they’ve noticed how this has affected your level of happiness, fulfillment or whatever it is