How to Develop a Growth Mindset

In this post we cover our top ten tips to nurture your growth mindset and overcome the typical pitfalls of negative thinking that to which we all too often succumb. Don't forget to get involved — let us know your thoughts and if you have any tips of your own!

What is the difference between a Growth and Fixed Mindset?

Simply, a Growth Mindset it’s the belief that anyone is able to improve their knowledge, ability or skill to do something whereas someone with a Fixed Mindset believes that individuals have limits or nature set parameters that are achievable.

Top 10 tips to develop a Growth mindset

1. View challenges as opportunities

Yes, challenges are, well challenging. But every one that you navigate your way through there will always be opportunity to learn about yourself, the subject and skill.

2. Try different learning tactics

We find collaborative learning the most useful. Why not bounce some of those burning questions off of a fellow Tramshed Tech member over a cup of tea?

3. Replace the word “failing” with the word “learning.”

“Fail fast, learn fast” is probably a phrase you’ve come across – but if you’re learning, then you never really failed to start with. Instead lets “Act Fast, Learn Fast”.

4. Value the process over the end result

Growth is a continuous process, fixing an end result in place from the start could hinder the best potential outcome.

5. Celebrate growth with others

It’s no fun having a party on your own. We’ll bring the cake…

6. Emphasise growth over speed

Focus on how you are growing, not how quickly you can rush to the next milestone.

7. Provide regular opportunities for reflection

At least once a week, if not every day – take time to consider what you have achieved, what you would change, and how you will change it moving forward.

8. Use the word “yet.”

Instead of saying “I don’t know how to do that” say “I don’t know how to do that yet.” You are opening up a classically fixed phrase to having potential.

9. Make a new goal for every goal accomplished

You might have just reached your goal of making £1million, maybe your next goal is £2million or it could simply be taking 5 hours a week to dedicate to a hobby for an improved work-life balance.

10. Take risks in the company of others

Don’t try to appear perfect to those around you. Acknowledging your weaknesses has strength in itself – and strength comes in numbers.

Guy Porteous | Content Producer, Tramshed Tech
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