Developing a growth mindset means adopting the belief that our talents and intelligence are cultivated—not fixed at birth.
With time and effort, we have the potential to change, improve, and grow.
Make a conscious effort to ditch negative or limiting self-talk about who you aren’t, what you can’t do, and what you haven’t been able to accomplish in the past. Your current ability isn’t the same as your long-term potential.
Seek feedback, embrace new challenges, and track your progress. Learn from others’ success as well as your own mistakes. You either have it, or you can develop it with enough time, practice, and training.
Clarification! A growth mindset doesn’t mean that you believe you’ll be the next Einstein. It also doesn’t mean that you ignore your or others’ strengths. It does mean that you believe you can improve at something if you want to and put in the necessary work.