Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset
Do you have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset? The answer impacts how you think about yourself and how you move towards the future. The idea of a growth mindset was first created by Dr. Carol Dweck. A growth mindset is the idea that people can grow and improve their intelligence and talents. Just because you aren’t naturally talented in a certain area doesn’t mean that you can’t become talented in that area. Conversely, a fixed mindset is the idea that our intelligence and talents are fixed and can’t be changed or improved.
Your mindset dictates how you think about yourself and your behaviors. It’s the reason behind your actions and your relationships with others. People with a growth mindset believe there is room for improvement. Even if you aren’t skilled in a certain area, they believe you can improve your skills. People with a growth mindset view challenges as opportunities to grow. But people with a fixed mindset spend more time documenting their talents than trying to improve them. They believe that talent alone brings success, not effort. If you aren’t good at something now, you’ll never become good at it.
In order to lead and thrive in the future of work, you have to adopt a growth mindset. The world is changing so quickly, and we have to grow and learn new things to become better and lead the change. If you have a fixed mindset and don’t think you can ever improve, you’ll get left behind and stay stuck in your ways. That’s no way to live or lead. With a growth mindset, there’s always room for improvement. There’s room to learn new things, grow, innovate, and experiment. If you want to lead in the future of work, you have to have a growth mindset.