Sept 11, 2014 – The Powerful Mindset All Successful People Have In Common
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Today we will be exploring the thought pattern that stands successful people out from the unsuccessful ones.
Have you ever wondered why some people make more impact doing the same things others are doing? What sets truly successful people apart from those who never realize their dreams? Is it a particular set of habits? An increased appetite for risk? Skill at networking? Plain old smarts? No doubt each of these factors plays a part in some people’s achievements, but perhaps underlying all of these differences is a particular and profoundly powerful mindset.
A common mindset of achievers is possibility thinking, they are great thinkers who find possibilities out of impossibilities. They love to take risk, they dare the impossible, they do the unthinkable.
Some folks, it seems, think that, basically, when it comes to skills and abilities, you get the hand you’re dealt, and that’s that. You are however smart you are, however hard working, and there’s little to nothing you can do to change these fundamental characteristics of your personality. That’s called a fixed mindset.
Other people know differently. Those with the opposite view, called a growth mindset, believe that with effort and perseverance, you can expand your intellect, broaden your skills, improve your character, and overcome obstacles. They see the key to getting ahead not as inherited talent or skill but good, old-fashioned hard work. Any guesses as to who ends up more successful?
If you haven’t guessed yet, achievers generally have a growth mindset, a fact proven in large part by the research of renowned Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck. In a lengthy and fascinating article, PolicyMic recently delved into her findings in depth, but the basic takeaway is short and sweet: “It’s all about your mindset. Successful people tend to focus on growth, solving problems, and self-improvement, while unsuccessful people think of their abilities as fixed assets and avoid challenges.”
So the lesson here is to join the successful people, you have to change your mindset.
The key here is change. Being rigid can’t do the job, only change can do it.
If you have an ambition that seems impossible, why not change your thinking towards it.
Do you want to do that exam that others are complaining about, why not give it a try with a positive mindset.
According to a research, our thinking pattern determines our achievement in life.
Dare to change your life, then change the way you think about life.
See positivity where others see negativity. Decamp from negative thinkers or friends who see nothing but impossibilities, work with people of positive minds.
See you at the top.