Originally posted February 2016. Updated January 2017.
Is Your Mindset Holding You Back?
Your mindset could be the difference between SUCCESS and FAILURE.
Psychologists suggest that business people have one of two MINDSET TYPES:-
- GROWTH MINDSET
- FIXED MINDSET
In order to determine which type YOU are, YOU should answer the following questions:-
- Is your mind free and open to NEW THOUGHTS and eager to keep learning new things?
- Are YOU always keen to keep moving yourself and your business forward, whatever it takes?
- Do YOU view challenges as exciting and eager to accomplish them?
- Can YOU step outside your COMFORT ZONE and do whatever it takes to drive your business forward?
- When YOU have a set-back, do YOU learn from the set back and bounce back quickly and keep moving forward?
If Your Answer “Yes” To All 5 Questions, You Have A Growth Mindset
If YOU answer “YES!” to these FIVE QUESTIONS, then YOU have a GROWTH MINDSET.
By having a GROWTH MINDSET, YOU and your MIND are prepared to take your business in whatever direction it needs to go to ensure SUCCESS and you UNDERSTAND the reasons for doing so.
4% of the most SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PEOPLE – the likes of Richard Branson, Steve Jobs and Peter Jones – all have a GROWTH MINDSET and this state of MIND is fundamental to BUSINESS SUCCESS.
A Fixed Mindset Is Opposite To A Growth Mindset
A FIXED MINDSET is the opposite to a GROWTH MINDSET and if that is the state of your mind, then YOU will struggle to attain REAL BUSINESS SUCCESS. A FIXED MINDSET has the following characteristics:-
- Your mind will NOT be free and open to NEW THOUGHTS and YOU will NOT be eager to keep learning new things.
- YOU will NOT always be keen to keep moving yourself and your business forward, and YOU would be happy with the status quo.
- Challenges will frighten YOU.
- YOU will NOT step outside your COMFORT ZONE and YOU will NOT do whatever it takes to drive your business forward.
- When you have a set-back, YOU will dwell on it and become NEGATIVE about it.
You Can Make Changes
If this is YOU or if YOU experience some of this, then YOU can make changes.
The place to start is to become AWARE of the state and when YOU feel it, YOU should react in POSITIVE WAY and to do the following:-
- FREE and OPEN UP your mind to NEW THOUGHTS and BE EAGER to keep learning new things.
- YOU must be keen to keep moving yourself and your business forward, whatever it takes.
- YOU must view challenges as exciting and BE eager to accomplish them.
- YOU must step outside your COMFORT ZONE and do whatever it takes to drive your business forward.
- When YOU have a set-back, YOU must learn from the set back and bounce back quickly and keep yourself and your business moving forward.
- Keep saying to yourself “I AM A SUCCESS” and “I CAN DO THIS”
It will take a few weeks, but by continually thinking the above to yourself, gradually, your MINDSET will change, along with prospects for your SUCCESS.
If you would like to talk more about this with me, please contact me at Robert@prestigebusinesscoaching.co.uk.
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