Are you in a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? A fixed mindset is when you have scarcity thinking, while a growth mindset is thinking from a place of possibilities. You can shift from a fixed mindset at any point; it’s just a matter of choosing and allowing yourself to create new patterns.
In this solo episode of the Inspirational Leadership podcast, I discuss the difference between a fixed and a growth mindset and how to adopt a growth mindset. I explain why we need to show ourselves compassion, patience, understanding, and grace as we work through new things and create space for emotions when they arise.
Listen in to learn the importance of having a growth mindset to be creative, innovative, and create new things. You will also learn how to challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and reach your full potential.
- Why you must have a growth mindset to be creative, innovative, and create new things.
- How to allow yourself to be in the process of practice by showing yourself self-compassion and grace.
- How to show up from a place of curiosity in order to adopt a growth mindset.
- How you can challenge yourself to get out of your comfort zone and reach your full potential.
- How getting feedback from others can help you shift from a fixed mindset and into a growth mindset.
What You Will Learn in This Episode:
- [00:40] Understanding the history of growth and fixed mindsets and their differences in action.
- [02:38] Fixed mindset language – the scarcity thinking that happens when people have a fixed mindset.
- [03:57] The expansive energy that exists when people have a growth mindset and think from a place of possibilities.
- [06:10] The lack of compassion, patience, understanding, and grace for yourself as you work through new things.
- [08:43] The importance of showing yourself compassion, grace, and patience when practicing and in the place of messiness.
- [12:57] How to be aware of your inner critic when learning new skills and adopt a growth mindset.
- [15:33] Different ways to stretch and get outside your comfort zone by hitting your growth edges.
- [21:31] The importance of depersonalizing failure and understanding that you’re not a failure; it’s your strategy that didn’t work.
- [22:10] The importance of inviting feedback from others so you can improve when you’re in a fixed mindset.
- “Anyone who’s thinking about doing innovation or creativity and trying to create new things cannot do that if they’re staying in a fixed mindset; it has to come from a place of a growth mindset.”– Kristen [04:46]
- “If you’re not consistently setting goals for yourself and having stretch goals, you’re not going to feel much meaning and fulfillment in your life.”– Kristen [19:10]
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