Infographic: The Growth Mindset. If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve

“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,” said Debbie Millman, a writer, designer, educator, artist, brand consultant, and host of the podcast Design Matters. She urged on having a positive and open mindset, “Do what you love and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…” 

I saw this Fixed Mindset/Growth Mindset illustration from The Statesman on HR professional Elizabeth Kiely’s LinkedIn profile a short time ago. Her caption was great, and I thought the illustration itself was also worth a share.

There was a time when Einstein couldn’t count, and Shakespeare was learning his ABCs.
Humans are designed to learn, and we spend the start of our life doing nothing but. 
However, somewhere along the way, many of us forget that we are meant to continue learning and growing. We start avoiding challenges, think our failures are an illustration of our abilities, and ultimately stop taking the opportunities presented to us to learn.
We manifest a mindset from a very young age, we are either carrying a ‘fixed or growth’ mindset. This sets a great deal of our behavior, our character, how we perceive the world. Our relationships with success and failure in both professional and personal contexts and our mindset decide ultimately our capacity for happiness.
“In a fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail—or if you’re not the best—it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome. They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful,” written by the author of the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck.
The good news is – you can learn anything, even how to develop a growth mindset.
Chrysos UK published 10 tips for developing a positive growth mindset, I’ve listed my favorites:
✔ Allow yourself to dream
✔ Be your own cheerleader
✔ Cultivate a sense of purpose
✔ Take ownership over your attitude
✔ Focus on the experience, not the end result

Great learnings.



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