Ryan Bate, our resident wellness blogger and owner of South County Adventure Boot Camp, is challenging us to take a closer look at our mindset. This wellness blog will focus on our ability to change our mindset.
Have you ever heard the saying, “if you put your mind to it, you can do it”? Most likely you have heard this many times, but have you actually tried it? Do you actually believe it? Mindset is defined as an established set of attitudes held by someone. That means that your mindset determines your attitude, or how you feel about something. But, can you really change an outcome just by changing the way you feel? Let’s dive in a little deeper and see…shall we?
Yes, we shall. We truly believe that your mindset is a powerful tool that is often overlooked. The way you feel about things has more power than you can imagine. In fact, there are two types of mindsets…and at any point, you can change yours!
“In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.
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. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.” -http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/
As you can see, a growth mindset recognizes that dedication and hard work will allow you to achieve your goals. In a growth mindset one is not limited to a set level of abilities. The growth mindset recognizes that once you dedicate yourself, you can achieve. The question now becomes, “how do I adopt this mindset and put it to work for me?” The answer is simple in nature, but as you are learning…it will take dedication to change your mindset. Just think, we do not even know our true capabilities until we start to view ourselves as a work in progress. A work that has only begun and will change as we put our efforts in certain areas. Here are few ways you can change the way you think:
Imagine how your life will change once you change your mindset!