What do you know about Mindset?
Mindset is your perspective of how you see yourself in different situations. Also, training and mindset are very important these days. In other words, a proper mindset will help inhibit change and help reach goals more efficiently, have better focus, and be more self-aware of themselves and others.
Carol S. Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, breaks down mindset into two categories. “Believing that your qualities are carved in stone – the fixed mindset – creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over”. Where the growth mindset “is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts, your strategies, and help from others.”
You can change your mindset in three steps:
Above all, building awareness about your current mindset, using strategies to help change your current mindset, and putting a plan into action consistently will help change your fixed to a growth mindset.
Firstly, you need to understand what type of leaner you are. There are three basic types of learners: visual, auditory, or kinesthetic.
Visual Learners can utilize graphs, charts, maps, diagrams, and other forms of visual stimulation to effectively acquire information. An auditory learner depends on listening and speaking as the main way of learning. Kinesthetic or mixed can learn from both modalities but also learn best from gestures, body movements, and object manipulation.
Certainly becoming aware of your learning pattern will help your awareness and help you pick the best strategy. I have provided a link to what is called a “VAK/VARK” test to help you understand your own learning patterns.
Next time we will go over the Elite Mindset and some strategies to use with the type of learner you are. This will help you set up a strategy to decide upon an action plan to best achieve your goals.