The way you approach anything in life has a direct impact on the result. Developing a growth
mindset it will benefit you in all areas of your life but especially with career progression. A
growth mindset is critical for thriving in the ever-changing business world.
What is a growth mindset?
A person has one of two mindsets, they either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. A
person with a fixed mindset believes their abilities and talents are finite. They believe this cannot
be changed and remain stuck in similar situations, never progressing with their career or life in
general. A person with a fixed mindset approaches the world with apprehension, antagonism, and negativity.
In contrast, a person with a growth mindset believes that one’s talents and abilities can be
developed, nourished, and expanded. They believe they have the potential to achieve new goals
with effort and determination to grow. They embrace change and enjoy gaining new knowledge
on subjects. A person with a growth mindset approaches the world with enthusiasm, optimism, and positivity.
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

Benefits of having a growth mindset for career success

• Obstacles are seen as an opportunity to learn and develop new skills
• Feedback is viewed as valuable for growth rather than criticism
• Self-development is a priority resulting in higher performance levels
• More comfortable taking risks whilst striving for more
• Enhanced brain development
• Better work relationships
• Lower levels of anxiety, stress, or depression

How to know what mindset you have?
The best way to determine whether you have a fixed or growth mindset is to ask yourself the
following questions:

  1. How do you typically respond to obstacles that present themselves?
  2. How do you respond to criticism?
  3. Do you regularly set goals and achieve them?
  4. How do you view others’ success?
  5. Do you feel you have the ability to learn new skills?

How to build a growth career mindset
With effort and determination, anyone can develop a growth mindset. It starts with knowing your
worth and focusing on self-development. You need to assess your strengths, weaknesses,
values, personality, traits, and ambitions. Once you have determined this you can begin to
access your options.
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