The principle we're discussing
Every day is an opportunity for growth—for yourself and for the people around you.
The growth mindset really lives up to its name. Continuing to set goals for yourself and looking for ways to grow as a person, partner, friend, and colleague means that you’re constantly pushing back against those fixed-mindset triggers. As a bonus, pushing yourself to grow also pushes the people around you to grow.
Why this principle is important and matters to you
Transitioning from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset can feel like a big change. It is a big change. But it’s not the last change you’ll make. That’s the whole point of having a growth mindset. You’ll keep changing.
Continuing to nurture your growth mindset takes effort—not just to push yourself to grow, but to acknowledge when your fixed mindset tries to show up and to work through it. Every time you’re able to say “my fixed mindset is here, and this is how I need to work through what it’s bringing up,” you grow. And we love that journey for you.
This provides practical ways to apply learnings from this Spark
As you build and maintain your growth mindset, here are some questions you should consider every day:
If you run into obstacles that completely stop your plans, take the time to start new plans. Ask yourself the same questions, whether you’re on the first version of your plan or the fifteenth.
And then, when you succeed (because you will!), don’t forget to ask yourself these final questions:
An opportunity to reflect on yourself and/or your team and how you can apply these insights