What Kind of Mindset Do You Have?
“If you look at what you have in your life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey
Your mindset is what compels you to take a certain action or leads you to refrain from acting on something. Your mindset influences how you see yourself and those around you. The various types of mindsets can mean different things to each individual, regarding how and why you think like you do. Each mindset has benefits and drawbacks.
What kind of mindset do you have?
The number of mindsets that exist is dependent on how much you generalize mindset. Finding your type of mindset is key to understanding the mindset that factors into how you operate in every single area of your life. The two main types of mindsets are Fixed mindsets and Growth mindsets. Each has benefits and downsides.
If you have a fixed mindset, you tend to believe your skills or qualities are set and cannot be changed. You have a set belief about many things including your intelligence level, and your personality or character. These people tend to limit themselves and focus on proving themselves to others.
Some of the sub-mindsets of a fixed mindset include:
Blaming others for things that are wrong
Relying on addictions
Insatiable and always want more
Self-absorbed, with little thought of others
Limited initiative to achieve
Obsessed with what others do or say
Come across in a negative way
If you have a growth mindset you are apt to believe you have a basic set of qualities that can be cultivated and developed through your efforts, strategies and help from others.
Some of the sub-mindsets of a growth mindset include:
Willing to help others
Think big and know what you want
Feel gratitude for what you have
Eager to learn
Dedication to achieve and grow
Able to change and develop skills
Learn from failures
What type of mindset is the basis of your thoughts and actions? Do you believe that you are just this way and cannot change? Do you believe you can change, and things can be different for you? The good news is you can change your mindset to one of growth and abundance.