As a Martial arts instructor, is very important to me to coach my students in techniques and models that help them to develop effective and successful strategies. And also as I’ve studied successful people and come to see some consistent patterns of success.
Tony Robbins teaches that success in anything is 80% Mindset, 20% Mechanics. I tend to agree.
In this first part of the article we’ll talk about about the difference between having a fixed mindset vs a growth mindset.
Here are a list of examples of the mindset of individuals that either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. Obviously your goal should be the growth mindset
Fixed Mindset: “I’m either good at it or i’m not”
Growth Mindset: “I can learn anything I want to”
Fixed Mindset: “If I fail, i’m no good”
Growth Mindset: “I learn from my failures”
Fixed Mindset: “I don’t like to be challenged”
Growth Mindset: “I want to challenge myself”
Fixed Mindset: “I feel like feedback is personal”
Growth Mindset: “I feel like feedback is constructive”
Fixed Mindset: “If you succeed, I feel threatened”
Growth Mindset: “I’m inspired by the success of others”
Fixed Mindset: “My abilities determine everything”
Growth Mindset: “My effort and attitude determine everything”
I hope these examples get you thinking. One of the most valuable things you can do is take a good look at how you think on a day to day basis. Understand that YOU have total control over your thoughts AND your results.