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How To Have A Mindset That Sticks According To These Popular Entrepreneurs

Updated: Jul 22


Entrepreneurs do not fall from the sky but they build skills of entrepreneurship within them. To be an entrepreneur, you have to... 

think outside the box. Develop a mentality of figuring things out. From Michael Jackson to Mahatma Ghandi. 

Here are some of the ways you can easily do that;

1. Think of your mindset as a voice How does a mindset manifest itself? It controls the ways you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Recognizing this fact is the first step to achieving a growth mindset. "As you approach a challenge, that voice might say to you, 'Are you sure you can do it? Maybe you don't have the talent' or 'What if you fail--you'll be a failure,'" the post explains, adding that, "As you hit a setback, the voice might say, 'This would have been a snap if you really had talent.'" Pay attention to your thoughts and see if you frequently tell yourself anything similar. If so, you've spotted the fixed mindset at work, undermining your potential for success. 2. Choose growth Now that you know what you're up against, the next step, according to Dweck, is recognizing that you aren't stuck with the thoughts you currently have. "How you interpret challenges, setbacks, and criticism is your choice," the post points out. "You can interpret them in a fixed mindset as signs that your fixed talents or abilities are lacking. Or you can interpret them in a growth mindset as signs that you need to ramp up your strategies and effort, stretch yourself, and expand your abilities."  3. Talk back When it comes to that limiting voice in your head, feel free to be as sassy as you like in response. Tell that voice exactly what's wrong with how it's framing situations, and actively reformulate your approach to challenges and setbacks to reflect a belief in personal growth. The post offers examples: The fixed mindset says, "Are you sure you can do it? Maybe you don't have the talent." The growth mindset answers, "I'm not sure I can do it now, but I think I can learn to with time and effort." Fixed mindset: "What if you fail--you'll be a failure." Growth mindset: "Most successful people had failures along the way." 4. Act Changing the script in your head is a huge step, but Dweck's site ends with a healthy reminder that the whole point of doing so is to change not just your thoughts, but your actions as well. Don't content yourself with a remodeled inner voice. Get out there and practice what you're preaching to yourself. 


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