Do you have a growth mindset? Do you know what it means to have one?
If you don’t, you’re not alone. The phrase is used regularly by people in the professional development and human resources areas with some fairly broad interpretations.
But the heart of it is this: if you believe the intelligence and talents you’re born with are all there is, and you have to make do with what you have, then you have a fixed mindset. But consider how much more empowering and optimistic it is to view your intelligence and talents as skills that can be developed and improved through learning and practice. This is a growth mindset. It says I wonder what I can do if I put my mind to it?
Think about your own life. Which mindset do you have? Could you be stopping yourself from having the best life possible by not understanding the growth potential you have?