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Is a Fixed Mindset Holding You Back?

I read something today in an email from one of my favorite marketers, Tai Lopez, and I thought it was so good that I wanted to share it with you here in my blog.

“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve.”

If you’re doubting your ability to get ahead in life, it’s not your fault. Like most people reading this, chances are you grew up with a “fixed mindset”.

How your belief systems shape your future

In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck categorizes how people think into two categories:

Fixed Mindset: A “fixed mindset” assumes your success is the result of whatever skills you were born with. There’s no self improvement.

Growth Mindset: A “growth mindset” thrives on self improvement. You don’t see challenges as roadblocks, they’re checkpoints!

What’s interesting about these two mindsets is they manifest from a very early age. If you grew up with a fixed mindset, it’s difficult (but not impossible) to change. This is why self-doubt isn’t your fault.

If you think:

– You’re unqualified to work a high-paying job without a fancy degree

And…

– You need to spend thousands of dollars you don’t have (i.e., student loans) to hopefully be seen as “good enough” in the eyes of a potential employer

And if you’re lucky…

– You start at an entry-level position (while struggling to work your way up the “corporate ladder”) as you’re paying off student debt while also saving for retirement

A fixed mindset sees that as  the only way. The problem with this type of mindset is 30 years easily go by and you end up thinking:

“D#%$! I wish I did more with my life…!”

If you truly want to shortcut the journey, (instead of waiting decades for things to possibly change), you MUST adopt a growth mindset.

So I will leave you with question…How are you growing within your businesses?

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