In this article, I want to share my views about the importance of our mindset. How crucial can it be for education and success?
Before I discuss its importance, let me share a few thoughts about how it works daily.
Page Contents Mindset How our brain reacts? The Comfort Zone and our mindset. The importance of a positive mindset. Changes Your Perspective on things: The Conclusion
Law of attraction – ”Thoughts Become Things.”
Let’s jump in.
Lion: The King Of The Jungle
Have you ever wondered why motivational speakers would emphasize so much on having a positive mindset?
What is the impact of a positive mindset? Let’s consider the example of a jungle; back in our kindergarten, we were told that the lion is the king of the wilderness, and little did we ponder why he is crowned as the king when he is definitely not the best.
If we consider height, a lion is usually 1.2 meters tall, which isn’t the tallest because a giraffe also shares the same jungle and is almost 5 meters tall, which is nearly thrice the height.
Giraffes, Elephants, Foxes, and Cheetahs
If we consider smartness, do you really think that lions are as clever as foxes or apes? I believe you are confident that lions are not amongst the most intelligent animal of a forest.
If we consider the speed of running or hunting, a fit and healthy lion will run at a maximum speed of 80km/h; however, a cheetah could run faster, i.e., 130 km/h. lastly,
If we compare the weights of the different animals, an elephant has at least five times the weight of a lion, but none of us would have seen an elephant hunting the latter, but the opposite usually happens.
The Mindset Of A King
Now, what makes the lion so unique if it isn’t the best in any category, it isn’t the smartest, tallest, heaviest, nor the fastest, then why he is declared the king of the jungle and not the tigers, foxes, elephants or giraffes crowned with the label?
The answer is simple that would be taking us to our point. Have any of us ever saw or heard about a lion retreating from a hound of hyenas, even if it is alone against tens of them?
When a predator chases the fox, it will hide. When the lion would run after an elephant or giraffe, all of them would run back to escape it.
Even the tigers would seek refuge at a tall cliff, but a lion would always face what is in front of it.
How Our Brain Reacts?
Now, this is where I wanted all of you to come, the importance of mindset. We would consider our minds to have two portions; one is the emotional part that drives our sentiments and emotions towards other people and situations.
The other part is the one that puts forward logical arguments to counter or support our feeling to decide how we react to certain conditions.
Have you seen people cleaning the skyscrapers’ glasses only held by a rope and no other thing to support them from falling?
Now, this is something of real courage that is backed by a positive mindset.
The Comfort Zone And Your Mindset
Mindset plays a huge part in each of our struggles, and the situation above can be a good example.
Once your mind conceives the idea, the first thing your emotions would drive you into thinking is: what would happen if I fall? What if the ropes are loosened and lose hold of me?
This is how every other person in the world would think, and this is how our brains are made to react.
No one likes leaving the comfort zone and try something new, and to overcome our regret of leaving the excellent opportunity,
We make up excuses, such as the ones above. All this hesitation, nervousness, anxiety, laziness, and lack of confidence result from our mind mapping or mindset.
Challenges, Mistakes, and Failure
“love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy the effort and keep on learning”-Charles Dweck.
The statement above by Mr Dweck is a bit of advice that should be noted; you can’t achieve big until you try something challenging.
Accessible roads don’t produce the perfect drivers, but rough roads would definitely teach you something you won’t find on the easy route.
The mistakes you commit at the problematic passage are a source of learning for the future, and failures or accidents are nothing but lessons for the future that take you to your destination.
Failure should not be taken as an antonym for success but should be conceived as the most crucial obstacle on your road to making it big.
The Importance Of A Positive Mindset
Mindset plays a huge part in determining your success, accepting challenges, finding ways to overcome them, and then setting ourselves on the right track.
A positive mindset is the one that is ready to learn. It took Space Ex 4 attempts to reach the moon; the first three were massive failures that almost caused the owner to go bankrupt, had Elon Musk stopped after the third failure, he would have been sitting “broke” at a road. Still, he decided to take the risk and make the 4th attempt, which turned out to be successful, and he made it to the Forbes list of billionaires.
It is all about mindset, believing that you can do it, never let the failures shake you, never let the difficulties take over you, never let your confidence loosen, and never end on “it’s okay.”
The chapters of life unfold each day, every day comes up with hundred stories of success, and the same number of failures occur; make sure that you have a mark in the stories of success when it’s the end, and if you haven’t made the mark, believe that it isn’t the end.
“The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”- Mark Zuckerberg.
High Self Esteem Builds Mindset
Self-esteem plays a vital role in building a positive mindset. With a high self-esteem level, you will attain greater confidence while making a tough decision, enhancing your probability of being successful.
With greater self-esteem and a positive mindset, you will always be willing to step out of your comfort zone and accept new challenges.
Research shows that your mindset predicts achievement. Take some time and work on your Self-Esteem.
Once you have a higher level of self-esteem and an optimistic mindset, you will definitely be able to cope with the rough times and transform yourself into a successful person.
Goals Become Achievable
“Setting goals and then working ridiculously hard to achieve them sets you on the path of living a purpose-driven life.”
What does it take to achieve the goals? Is it hard work or actions? Well, both hard work and efforts are required to turn today’s dreams into tomorrow’s reality, but success isn’t possible without the right mindset.
The placebo effect is an impeccable example of how mindset really can be powerful.
In scientific trials, the patients were told that they had been given a medicine that will heal the disease, but they were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing.
After the trial ended, the patients believed the medication had a positive effect, and they now feel better.
This is the power of mindset.
Acquiring a positive mindset is the sure-fire way to increase your chance to achieve your goals dramatically.
Changes Your Perspective On Things
The mindset has a significant impact on seeing things from a different perspective. With a negative attitude, you would never be able to see things from the best view.
It would be hard for you to find positivity if you have a negative mindset. It keeps you away from attaining your goals because you would never be confident.
With a positive mindset, the scenario is completely changed. You possess high self-esteem, motivation, and a soul filled with positivity.
This will allow you to see things from a different viewpoint that will help you in chasing goals.
Why You Need to Have a Growth Mindset?
Failure is an Opportunity for Them
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”-Winston S. Churchill.
Usually, people take failure as a sign of defeat, but people with a growth mindset take loss as an inspiration.
They learn from mistakes that lead to disappointment and come back stronger, with a positive attitude the next time.
People With A Growth Mindset Use Feedback
Although it is difficult to face criticism, feedback is a great way to overcome your flaws and improve yourself.
People with a growth mindset are never frightened of criticism.
They take the feedback seriously and work hard to improve their weaknesses rather than being fearful of it.
Take the time to prepare for a feedback session as you would any other important meeting.
We all need people who give us feedback; that’s how we improve. -Bill Gates
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According to research, 90% of startups in India fail within five years of its inception. This is because of the lack of Innovation.
When the entrepreneur has a growth mindset, they will use feedback and failure as the opportunity to grow. The right attitude will always keep them motivated to achieve their goals.
Our government needs to motivate our young entrepreneurs and invest in them to lead the country towards the right path.
Let’s hope that we can bring the change we wish to see, and everything starts from our home.
The next time someone commits a mistake, stay calm, let them explain, and keep it easy for yourself and everyone around you.
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