You just signed on the dotted line and you are so excited to get started on this new opportunity. You have big goals and just know you got this. You’re surrounded by people in the company letting you know they will train and coach you, and set you up with the necessary business tools to help you succeed. Then you go home, sleep on it and wake up terrified. You think, I can’t do this. I’ve never done anything like this before. I don’t know how to do anything different than what I’m currently trained to do. Your mindset starts getting the best of you by way of self-doubt. You can absolutely make goals that you thought never possible, at any point of life. But, as I always say you have to get your mind right first. The below three steps will help you jump start your growth mindset.
Step One – It is not how good we are
It is not how good we are, but how good we want to be. Instead of focusing on what we don’t know, focus on how much we can still learn. With a growth mindset we say things like, we deserve it and it is possible. With hard work and perseverance, we can absolutely set intentional and realistic goals to get to where we want to be. We have to acknowledge and embrace our weaknesses, not hide from them. When we acknowledge them, we identify strategies to combat and stay ahead of them. In the end we come out much, much stronger.
Step Two – View challenges as opportunities
Every morning when I look at my list of to-do’s, I vow to look at them as a list of opportunities. It immediately changes the perspective on how I view my tasks for the day. An opportunity to me means that we have a new shot at getting it right today. Instead of saying look at all I have to do, look at all the chances I have to be great! Changing your mindset to a growth one, will give you the boost you need to push through when you feel like giving up.
Step Three – Replace the word “failing” with “learning
I had a manager about 20 years ago who told that if I wasn’t making mistakes then I wasn’t working hard enough. It took me awhile to realize what he actually meant. When you are working and stretching you will find yourself in unfamiliar territory. While mistakes can be made, so can discoveries. You will find that you can do even more than you thought, since you approached the the effort with a growth mindset.
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