This spark will help you understand the importance of seeing things in a new way. "Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way. When people - couples, coaches and athletes, managers and workers, parents and children, teachers and students - change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth takes plenty of time, effort, and mutual support to achieve and maintain."
The principle we're discussing
Changing your mindset isn’t just remembering a few tips and tricks about having a growth mindset (sorry!). In order to change your mindset, you need to see and think about things through a different lens.
Why this principle is important and matters to you
If you’re a glasses wearer, you know that sometimes the lenses can get dirty. Most people who wear glasses have lens cleaners - sprays, wipes, rags. But eventually, the glasses need to be replaced. Cleaning them over and over again can remove important coatings on the lenses that keep them from smearing. And even if they’re clean, sometimes your eyesight changes. You definitely can’t fix that by cleaning your lenses.
It’s a simple metaphor, but just like replacing the lenses of your glasses means that you see things differently, so can adopting a new mindset. But you have to make sure you’re actually using the new lens. After all, if you went out and got new glasses but kept wearing the old ones, what good would that do?
This provides practical ways to apply learnings from this Spark
Looking at things through a new lens isn’t easy (we wish it was!). It takes practice, and utilizing tools that might be new to you. While we always recommend utilizing the people around you (don’t be afraid to ask people to help you see things from their perspective), here are some tools that might help:
An opportunity to reflect on yourself and/or your team and how you can apply these insights