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Fostering a Growth Mindset

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A growth mindset is a critical skill for us all. What may of just caught you off guard was my use of the word skill. I believe our mindset is a skill we can improve and develop. Starting with that in mind is very important.

3 keys for a Growth Mindset

Ask yourself these questions.

  1. What’s your Posture
  2. What’s your Purpose
  3. What’s your Plan

Our Posture, or how we approach the day and life starts with our attitude.

Attitude is a skill. — Seth Godin

Daily we should have a posture of learning and growth. This is a skill we must develop and focus on. I have found a very important part of this process is realizing we are broken and jacked up people. We are not perfect — Our growth mindset needs to be born out of our own brokenness. Humility will help shed light and assist with seeing and learning from every interaction.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less. — C.S. Lewis | Mere Christianity

Approaching the day with the right posture sets us up to learn and grow daily. Next we must bring purpose into the mix. General growth is good — but when we bring focus and get specific our growth can be catalytic. Identify those key areas that need focus an write them down. Develop goals, and focus on them. Measure them. Share them, and invite others into the process. Yes, others! Who are we surrounding ourselves with?

You are 42% more likely to achieve your goals by just writing them down. — Dr. Gail Matthews,

What are you reading? What are you listening to? Remember Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule?

Start with posture, apply your purpose and then develop a plan!

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We can (and we will) drift and loose focus. Our days can dominate us. Our calendars and schedules will lend to the tearany of the urgent — not the important. Develop a plan, craft time in your day and your week for growth. Thinking time is critical — not just scrambling to the next thing. You must take control — develop a plan!

You are ridiculously in charge. — Henry Cloud | Boundaries for Leaders

Growth Mindset derailers

  1. Pride
  2. Self awareness (lack of)
  3. Laziness

Step into a growth mindset! Evaluate your posture, purpose and plan. This simple, but challenging exercise can and will make a massive differece in your life.


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