Boost your Change Mindset: 'Fixed or Growth Mindset'
Let's start with the adventures of the 'Fellowship of the Change Mindset': Frodo, Gandalf, Gimli, the Elf, The Nazgul and the mysterious Cleaning Guy.
Fixed or Growth Mindset
A mindset is a belief that orients the way we handle situations; the way we sort out what is going on and what we should do. Our mindsets help us to spot opportunities, but they can trap us in self-defeating cycles.
In this chapter we explore the difference between the fixed and growth mindset; the way how we make choices and you will learn a new word: potentialism.
A fixed or growth mindset
A mindset is a belief that orients the way we handle situations; the way we sort out what is going on and what we should do.
Our mindsets help us to spot opportunities, but they can trap us in self-defeating cycles. You can make a choice.
You always have a choice, right?
‘Potentialism’ is the process of exploring your capacity to grow as a person or professional.
It's about making and carrying out conscious decisions and actions to see how you can grow those latent talents you have. If you decide to strive to fulfil your potential, then I would call you a potentialist.
The Butterfly Circus
One of my all time favourites film that shows that human beings can do amazing things if you get into the right mindset.
[TED Talk] Sheena Iyengar studies how we make choices -- and how we feel about the choices we make. At TEDGlobal, she talks about both trivial choices (Coke vs. Pepsi) and profound ones, sharing her groundbreaking research that has uncovered some surprising attitudes about our decisions.
[TED Talk] Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer, but more paralysed; not happier but more dissatisfied.
[TED-Talk] Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up- or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. That's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.