Why Fixed Mindset Doesn’t Make Sense
Change is the only constant.
The two types of mindsets exist — growth and fixed.
People with a growth mindset believe they can change themselves; learn and break their old habits. They can master anything if they put enough time into it.
On the other hand, people with a fixed mindset believe they were born in such a way, and that there’s nothing they can do about it.
Both of them — are correct.
But something’s wrong with the fixed mindset here; the unconscious growth is here all the time!
Or at least, sometimes.
You’re Changing All The Time Anyway
A fixed mindset can be ridiculously restricting.
Our beliefs that we cannot learn something or change our behavior closes so many doors, right at the beginning.
We won’t even dare to try if we’re sure we cannot succeed.
How could we succeed? “I’m not that type of person” — right?
The “type” is highly flexible. And it’s changing all the time.
Even if you hate something today, you may like it in a few years. Not because you put your conscious effort into achieving that — but because the environment led you to that.
Your focus is spread across so much stuff.
Suddenly, a terrible thing in your life happens, and you don’t have an idea how is that possible.
Our unawareness is a master of the life riddles here.
What Fixed Mindset Really Is
We give up a lot of our power if we believe we cannot change ourselves, our world, our habits.
Observe your life 3, 5, or 10 years ago. You were quite different, right?
You’re changing all the time anyway. It’s up to you to be in control of that change.
Your fixed mindset only lets others rule your life.
Your change will be driven by their successes. You’ll take actions to support their goals and ideas, not your own.
And you won’t even know that. All because of a belief that you cannot change.
Infinite power within yourself is blocked.
There’s an exceptional number of the highly intelligent world who put a lot of effort into their work; they’ll offer you a lot of content every day. News, social networks, movies, clothes, beliefs.
If you don’t decide what’s important for you, they will.
And how can you decide if you don’t even believe you can change in the first place?
So, You Actually Already Have A Growth Mindset
We all do. But unfortunately, other people have the benefits from it, not you.
A simple fundamental belief can create radical changes in your life.
A belief in your control over life opens an infinite amount of doors.
Suddenly, you can go anywhere.
You knock here; nobody opens.
You knock there; nothing again.
3rd time’s the charm; the doors unlock.
You see the magical light shining; it’s so strong it takes some time for you to adapt. Your dreams are glowing inside.
The doors unlocked because you put a lot of effort into it.
They unlocked because you persisted when you couldn’t succeed. You learned out of that experiences.
You found that magical key because you decided to try.
And you tried — because you believed you can achieve it. That you can learn, change, and obtain.
Never underestimate the power of a belief. It lies at the core of all your successes.
London based Frontend Engineer. Always questioning the obvious.