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The MOST Important Change WE Must Make to ENSURE Long-Term Success?
Mindset First! Your mindset has a total and profound impact on every aspect of your life. It determines how we react, interact, behave, perceive and engage with the world around us. Your mindset shift is vital to ensure a truly successful life. MINDSET IS THE FOUNDATION OF EVERYTHING.
Our mindset is our invisible, all powerful, totally controlling, internal guiding compass of assumptions and beliefs. It controls whether we use our skills, talents, and tools like EQ, AQ, IQ, or leadership. It directly controls our SWIFT Action-Taking abilities. It makes you potentially up to 7x More Valuable in Business.
A GO-Mindset, in addition to much else, opens the door to developing greater psychological Capital; Perseverance and resilience, self-efficacy and hope. In the words of the Chinese proverb; “Fall down 7 times, stand up 8”. The character strengths of persistence and resilience (bouncing back from adversity) have also become increasingly compelling in our challenging times if we are to build agile, thriving people & teams.
People with a GO-Mindset tend to be more successful, effective, flexible, agile and responsive in life, challenges and relationships. Fixed mindsets tend to be more arrogant, defensive, evading, inflexible, and don’t have as much success, and are often immobilized by challenges and fear failing or not knowing.
It’s important to know that the GO-Mindset has been receiving scientific confirmation from cognitive psychology and from neuroscience. MINDSET is now considered more important than skillset and toolset in ENSURING ongoing and sustainable successful achievement. Your GO-Mindset ensures your success.
People with a GO-Mindset are more willing to tackle challenges. They believe that effort, perseverance and action lead to achievement and success. Growth mindset people have the belief is that a person’s qualities and abilities can grow and develop with effort, experience, discipline and engagement.
Their focus is on learning mastery and competence. Results and outcomes do not determine who they are, nor affect their self-esteem, or what their potential is; Results are an indication of the amount of effort applied.
People with a fixed-mindset, assume accomplishments or ability to contribute, are limited by their attributes. This thinking makes them more averse to challenge, less resilient, and ultimately, less successful. Their goal outcomes require constant validation from others. They live and work though a fear-based perspective.
Perceptions of not being able to achieve an outcome, due to lack of capability, translates into not putting in the required effort, as they believe success is uncertain.
This occurs even if they have the EQ, IQ, Sales, Leadership or whatever SKILLSET. Failure also lowers self-esteem, self-confidence, and creates greater levels of learned-helplessness in fixed mindset people, teams and companies. This leads to avoidance, aggression, dis-engagement and learned-helplessness.
Mindsets Predict Motivation and Achievement
By fostering a courageous, growth-mindset, through positive recognizing and effective praising actions, behaviors, effort, or process, rather than personal ‘attributes’ (e.g. intelligence, creativity, patience, helps others develop a growth-oriented vs a fixed-mindset.
Management style and leadership impact have a strong impact on organisational & team mindsets. GO Mindsets are the new frontiers for high performers.
Mindset clearly affects our ability to achieve goals and performances. Our mindset type hinders or helps us. This also determines which strategies we will apply to solve problems and challenges.
Mindset controls how we respond to setbacks, the amount of energy, the level of commitment, and effort we use to tackle situations. This all impacts potential for successful goal attainment. Statistics show that a growth mindset reaches success more often and is able to maintain that level more consistently.
Which MINDSET Do You Have?
Read the following sentences from Carol Dweck’s Mindset book? Which do you mostly agree or disagree with?
1. Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you can’t change very much
2. You can learn new things, but you can’t really change how intelligent you are
3. No matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit.
4. You can always substantially change how intelligent you are.
5. You are a certain kind of person, and there is not much that can be done to really change that.
6. You can always change basic things about the kind of person you are.
If you tended to agree more with questions, 1, 2 & 5, then you have a fixed mindset.
If you tended to agree more with questions 3, 4 & 6 then you have a growth mindset. There is hope for you!
Research shows Intelligence is Malleable and Mindset Predicts Success.
By adapting Identity, thinking styles, and activities, an increase in neuronal connections in the brain accompanies an increase in IQ-test performance.
A decrease in neuronal links, or mental work in the brain accompanies a decrease in IQ-test performance. Intelligence is able to be improved IF we build the right Mindset.
A growth mindset group or team shows an increase in effort and engagement. And with the right Consciously Constructive High Performance management and leadership / organisational Culture /Mindset this increases even more to create happy, high performance, positive, potent, productive Teams.
Growth Mindset Rewiring Reduces The Achievement, and Full Potential Use, Gap
Through developing people’s growth-oriented mindsets, and giving them tools to continue to advance themselves, their self-image, self-confidence, they are able to enhance their intellectual capacity and PsyCap.
This helps with challenges that typically appear across organisations and government departments with a wide range of cultures, races and genders. In order to use your fullest potential you NEED THE RIGHT MINDSET first.
It’s wise to always remember…GO helps FLOW.
Growth Mindset Coaching Boosts Potential, Motivation, Achievement, &Teamwork
Example: imagine on a given day you get the results of an exam back and see that you failed the test, and on this same day a friend brushes you off.
• Fixed mindset people would take these setbacks personally. They may unconsciously decide and create a new belief, that they cannot succeed in that particular subject, and they are “failures”.
• They could either withdraw from the friendship or fight back in a nasty way. Either way – their mindset creates a negative reaction and embeds/ deepens learned-helplessness.
• Growth-mindset people would look at the challenges, and although they could feel unhappy, they would explore the challenges and find a way to overcome them and their impacts.
• They wouldn’t take failure personally. They are clear and aware enough to adjust their thinking to…They are not a failure. They merely failed a test. So?
Moving from a fixed to a growth mindset is possible and not always comfortable…but we make it possible.
The most important and helpful realization is that when we encounter a problem, that we needed to ReThink differently. Eg if you get into an argument or feel threatened by criticism or change, ask yourself:
• Which mindset am I reacting out of?
• Am I taking this too personally and shying away from growth?
• Am I stepping up to the fight and overcoming the obstacle instead of just giving up or withdrawing?
You CAN change and rewire your IDENTITY, MINDSET, and your seeing, thinking and feeling, approach.
You can grow in your intelligence, and your view of the world. You can overcome obstacles and succeed. But we need the Right Courageous Growth-Oriented Mindset to help get us there.
And teams who are more conscious, courageous, connected and committed to collaboration, do best when most of the team members have High Psychological Capital and Growth mindsets.
To transform individual, team, Leadership and organisational GO-MINDSETS and ENSURE REAL success… Begin with developing the requisite Self Identity and Expand the Possibility Paradigm constraints. Then Build Mindsets. And then add skills sets.
At the end of the day… MINDSETS matter more than Skillset. So before you develop skillset –Positively Transform Mindsets and Psychological Capital first! It’s the heart of the High Performance REVOLUTIONARY WORKPLACE Approach and system.
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