Why Seek a Growth Mindset?

Do you have a growth mindset?

Not exactly conversation you’d entertain at the local pub, with beer in hand.

But, nonetheless, it’s important to think about.

What is a growth mindset you ask?

Well, the correct definition is; “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work–brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” ( Dweck, 2015)

Having an insatiable appetite for learning, I believe, is the bedrock for finding meaning and building a life of purpose.

If you feel lost, unsure of what you want to do, perhaps you haven’t learned enough about whats out there.

I was there too, I felt lost, I felt unsure, I would ask those questions to myself.

I believe a big reason I wasn’t finding any answers, was because I just wasn’t looking.

Here are some ways to figure out what you want to do;

1. Audit yourself, what do you like to watch or read about, what do you search online, could you do the thing you are interested in?

2. Who do you admire, and what is their story. Try to understand how they got to where they are, and figure out if you can apply that to your life. It doesn’t have to be the same career, but you can use it as a guide for your life.

3. Speak to your friends and family, they know you well. Ask them, ‘if you could pick one career for me, what would it be?’ Their answers could give you some insights into your strengths and weaknesses.

Hope this helps.

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