How to develop Growth Mindset?

How to develop Growth Mindset?

 

Introduction

Potential: One who has latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness. It is an ability the person has not yet developed

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Growth mindset: “In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.”

What is growth? What is mindset?

Growth means to develop, change, mature, and evolve. Living things grow – plants, animals, and people. Even our brains can grow!

Mindset is the way our brain thinks about things we do. Our mindset helps us look at problems, as well as mistakes, in a positive way!

Growth mindset means?

A growth mindset believes in the power of our self and our brain! We know our intellect and abilities develop when we try hard things, use the right strategies, and don’t give up. So a growth mindset is when we know, with practice, we will get better at something.

Concept and history of Growth Mindset

In her research at Stanford University, Dr. Carol Dweck identified two different types of mindsets. Growth mindset occurs when we believe our intelligence and abilities can be improved upon with effort and the right strategies. A fixed mindset means you think you can’t get better at things, even if you practice. Wanting to quit, give up, or deciding we’re just not good at something are all clues we have a fixed mindset.

Growing our brain through listening Classical music/music without words, Listening energizing songs, Laugh freely for fun activities, Taking a power  snap 15-20 minutes in day and good sleep at nights for physical rest, Drinking 1 liter water when you wake up, Doing meditation for 5 minutes, doing exercise for healthy body, Eating nutritious fruits and snacks (Nuts), and Surrounding yourself with people who are positive and inspirational.

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We need people – whether it may be mentors, family or friends – who will challenge us and make us better, thereby raising our average or helping us maintain a high one.

 Difference between growth and fixed mindset

FIXED MINDSET tends to: GROWTH MINDSET tends to:
·         Want to look smart

·         Avoid challenges

·         Give up easily due to obstacles

·         See effort as fruitless

·         Stick to what they know

·         Ignore useful feedback

·         Be threatened by the success of others

·         Want to learn

·         Embrace challenges

·         Persist despite obstacles

·         See effort as path to mastery

·         Explore new ideas and possibilities

·         Learn from criticism

·         Be inspired by the success of others

How can we leverage the power of yet?

Growth mindset and the power of Yet

Even though we know about growth mindset, we still have to work at it. Especially when something is hard for me, we can tell we are in a fixed mindset when we have thoughts about quitting and start to feel sad. When we feel that way, we know we need to change our thinking to a different mindset. One way that works is just using the word ‘yet.’ We can add it onto the end of almost any sentence to change our thinking. For example, when we get frustrated by a challenge and think ‘we’ll never get it,’ we just say, “we don’t get it…yet.” Or if we think we can’t do something, we’ll say, “We can’t do it…yet.”

The ways to improve growth mindset

  • Acknowledge and embrace imperfections.
  • View challenges as opportunities.
  • Try different learning tactics.
  • Follow the research on brain plasticity.
  • Replace the word “failing” with the word “learning.”
  • Stop seeking approval.
  • Value the process over the end result.
  • Cultivate a sense of purpose

Endnote:

Grow our brain through learn a new language. It has always been known that learning a new language will grow our perspective, but learning a language really can help our brain to grow, do exercise-It has been proven: The more we run, the more our brain cells will grow, dance, sleep, eat well, be with trees have entertainment what we like more and think.

Reframe your fixed mindset – Our mind is our most powerful force. The stories we tell about our self and the things we believe about our self can either prevent change from happening or allow new ideas to blossom. A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within us to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviours, choices, or tools. It’s so powerful that it affects every decision making processes. It predetermines our responses and interpretations of situations. We can’t outsmart our mindset. An effective and success driven mindset is one that makes the best use of all our available resources like our time, energy, opportunities, etc. A positive mindset can translate into a world of difference regardless of the goal we seek.

Apply the power of yet – the “Power of Yet” poster has been a powerful strategy that has amplified and supported the love of lifelong learning that we hope to instill in our young generation. Such a simple reminder to persevere through the rough spots can be the difference between a learner who gives up on a problem and one who routinely concludes that understanding will come with more effort, questions, or use of additional strategies.

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Power of Love – we believe we are hardworking, helpful, and can help serve others, always be loved and worthy regardless of what happens to us, never alone and we can always ask for help from someone.

Our 30 Day Challenge – We have to perform certain activities and practices routine manner these will be our accountability for growth mindset. Over the next 30 days, We would like to practice operating with a growth mindset choose one item from our fixed mindset list that we want to work on and everyday write down a few sentences on how we will overcome that challenge.

Compiled By

Dr.S.Sundararajan

Associate Professor in MBA

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