Having a growth mindset is the beginning of a life-long learning journey that can lead to success. However, what else can we do to improve how we think about success and, more so, improve how we can attain it?
There are a ton of resources online (see courses here) these days on how to work on your mindset for success, and they even cater to the minuscule details. What we’ll be discussing today are five general and simple ways that can get you to rethink your way through success.
A winning mindset isn’t easily discouraged and sees that mistakes are part of the growth and learning process. Mistakes are opportunities that do not only teach but are also chances for learning and growing. When a mistake is encountered, it opens up ways to learn three different things: what you could have done differently, how you feel about being reminded that you’re human and still have areas for growth, and how you can overcome the feeling of being let down.
What marks success isn’t the story of your wins but more how you overcame your losses and failures, so cherish them and, most importantly, learn from them.
A great goal is made up of small tasks so treat these minute steps as small building blocks towards the long-term goal of success.
The best way to achieve the goal of a successful life is to break it down into smaller, more attainable goals, which you can work on a monthly, weekly, and even daily basis. More importantly, follow through with your own set deadlines for each of them so that you can truly get things done and keep driving yourself towards your goal.
Doing this will also help you track your progress and encourage you on difficult days by showing you just how far you’ve come. You can even reward yourself for each tiny task that you’ve done so that you can also feel your own growth come to fruition.
In life, things will not always go according to plan no matter how hard you try. In order to be able to cope during those moments, you have to be able to adapt and be open to change–including things about yourself that you might have always believed to be static.
People grow and change–that’s what makes it great. Just because you’re not particularly good in specific areas or skills doesn’t mean you’ll never be able to learn them. Begin with being open to changing your own beliefs about your talents, skills, and personality.
Such as, when you cope with mistakes and failures, treat unexpected circumstances as opportunities to reassess and make necessary adjustments. This also means being able to learn from others by asking for help. Success stories are not built by a single person but by a community that supports each other.
Because success is made possible with due support. Take encouragement and inspiration from people whose principles you admire and whose passion is contagious. Take the time every now and then to listen to how others, too, build their own successful journey. Glean from their life insights.
Follow this through with actual activities or things you can do on your end to keep the motivation flowing. If you listen to a leader who inspires you to be a better mentor, then come up with actionable things that you can work on to be that better version of yourself.
Specific forms of art, can also inspire and encourage. Allot time daily to listen to good music, or take weekly trips to your local museum to treat your thirst for inspiration. What’s important is that you find ways to make sure that you’re not running dry by burning yourself out.
A growth mindset for success believes that even the most “innate” things that make us who we are can still improve, develop, and transform. This is why you should also pay careful attention to how you talk to yourself.
Self-talk that revolves around a mindset that accepts limitations as mere defeat. This will not bring success. You should be able to encourage yourself to grow even in areas where you might believe you’ll never be able to learn.
Train your mind to be willing to learn and also learn from others by collaborating with them. If you think you physically can’t do something then you limit your body too. You are your own true limit to success. However, also your own boost if you can be open to changing the way you think.
A mindset for success requires hard work and, most importantly, self-work. It is a constant process of learning, unlearning, and learning again. Because of this, the only way to make success more achievable is to be able to upgrade the way you think about yourself. That way, you can see that your long-term goals are already achievable now. Even in the littlest ways.