💥 Success and the growth mindset 🌄🎯
Hey! Today I want to talk to you about your growth mindset and how it can make a HUGE difference as you pursue your health and fitness goals. - First things first, what is a growth mindset?
According to experts, this is the belief that humans can develop and improve even the most basic of skills through hard work and commitment. - It’s the idea that intelligence and talent can be developed with the right frame of mind. - This is exactly the OPPOSITE of the old idea that people are born with a certain level of intelligence or a particular set of talents, and that’s the best they’ll ever be. - (For the record, this is called a fixed mindset. You can find lots of research on the differences between the two!)
Think about this example: - When was the last time you described someone as a “natural athlete”?
You probably thought you were paying the person the ultimate compliment, right? - BUT … It’s actually a bit of a backhanded compliment.
It suggests that the person’s athletic skills resulted from an accident of genetics at birth---rather than the years of dedication and hard work they put in! - Do you see how this type of thinking can get in the way of reaching your goals? -
When things get tough, it can be all too easy to think you don’t “have it in you” … that it’s for “other” people who are born with certain gifts or traits that you don’t have … and that makes it easier to give up. - A fixed mindset can also spill over to many areas in your life... - You might find it hard to make changes in your relationships, your career, your health, or even your willingness to try new things. -
So how can you develop more of a growth mindset?
Here are three strategies to try, for starters.
I hope these ideas are helpful!
Coach Tom CFL-3, USAW-2, Sports Nutritionist