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What is a Fixed Mindset: 50+ Fixed Mindset Examples (Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset)

Jun 11, 2021
We need to talk about your

mindset

, your

fixed

mindset

. It's not going to be a pleasant conversation, but it has to happen because it's hurting you and also everyone around you. What is a “

fixed

mindset”? A fixed mindset is the belief or approach to life that says your character traits, skills, talent, etc., are fixed, immobile, and barely change throughout your life. People don't change much, you either have it or you don't. This also applies to how we view resources, opportunities, and circumstances. There is not enough to go around, you are either lucky or not, people or life are on your side or chasing you.
what is a fixed mindset 50 fixed mindset examples fixed mindset vs growth mindset
A fixed mindset often has a negative view of things, but can also take an overly optimistic view, becoming delusional, in an effort to not see things as they really are, because for a fixed mindset things should not be bad. A fixed mindset sees the world as all or nothing, black or white, good versus evil, winners and losers and nothing in between. Most people are fixed in at least one area of ​​their life and the more fixed your way of thinking, the less you grow, the less you reach new heights or achieve success or feel fulfilled and, in general, the more difficult life becomes. and the more miserable you become, it's kind. of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
what is a fixed mindset 50 fixed mindset examples fixed mindset vs growth mindset

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So how do you know if you have a fixed mindset? Let's review some

examples

starting with the stories we tell about ourselves. How often do you hear yourself say things like: • I'm just not good at it • It's just not me • It takes a lot of luck to succeed and I'm not that lucky • I'll never be good at it • Life is just unfair • I'm terrible in this  • This is too hard • I can't do this  • I'll never get there • I shouldn't have to try so hard,   it shouldn't be that hard • It's not okay to fail. All these thoughts, these statements, degrade us as human beings, they degrade our ability to learn, grow and develop.
what is a fixed mindset 50 fixed mindset examples fixed mindset vs growth mindset
Comment below and share a story you've seen other people tell about themselves or, if you're brave enough, one you've told about yourself. Now let's look at

examples

of a fixed mindset through the stories we tell about other people: • Well, they just got lucky • They were born into the right family or country • They probably lied, cheated, or stole • She was just born with it • They find it very natural • It's because they're so attractive • It's because they're so smart • I can't believe they failed or made a mistake or did that • What a loser,

what

a terrible person  Con In a fixed mindset we tend to take some pleasure in failures. from other people or we only feel compassion when they are struggling but we tend to minimize their victories, we tend to feel jealous or even ashamed because we compare ourselves to them.
what is a fixed mindset 50 fixed mindset examples fixed mindset vs growth mindset
All of these statements do not respect the amount of work, time, energy someone puts into growing and developing their goals or their life and their family. Hit the Like button if you've ever caught yourself thinking any of these things. When you live with a fixed mindset, you tend to get discouraged, frustrated, or angry easily. You have many ups and downs because your emotions are determined by your successes or the praise you receive. You tend to feel more ashamed, more uncomfortable, more negative or pessimistic about things or how things could go. You tend to lose motivation faster or lack motivation altogether and are more likely to suffer from depression.
All this leads you to perhaps act like a diva, because big egos are always there to hide shame. Maybe it leads you to use labels to pigeonhole or cancel other people. You are more likely to obsess over success and failure than progress and

growth

. You are constantly seeking validation and praise; something doesn't matter if you don't get praised for it. You need to feel confident before you act and you could be a perfectionist, either reaching impossible standards or falling short because you think you'll never achieve it, so

what

's the point? You're also more likely to make more mistakes because of the pressure you're putting on yourself and because you judge yourself and other people harshly, usually unfairly, and rarely allow people to make mistakes or learn or grow from them. .
This means that we punish ourselves and other people unfairly and too harshly. With a fixed mindset, you will take fewer risks, you will not try new things because new things increase the probability of failure. Give up too soon if the results don't come fast enough. You're more likely to get bored very easily, especially when things start to get difficult, and you're more likely to tell yourself that if it's not working or it's not fun, that's a sign that you shouldn't do it, which means You're more likely to jump from idea to idea looking for that emotional high until you finally stop trying.
You just live your life distracted, getting distracted and never asking for help when you need it often because you feel like you shouldn't need it. Comment below with relatable people if any of this sounds too familiar to you. Examples of a fixed mindset in relationships could mean that you expect your partner to put you on a pedestal or that you set impossible standards for the people you love, expecting perfection from them. You're more likely to question their praise and expect them to know what you need or want, because if they loved me, they should know. Examples of a fixed mindset when it comes to your goals is doing things like using these grandiose affirmations that are really just black and white statements or judgments about where you are now.
You set big goals that you are not prepared to achieve or you only set small goals because they are safe. You are also more likely to look for and find very good excuses for not achieving your goals, blaming it on having a family, health problems, lack of time or that your life is too crazy, that the economy is not going well, whatever. you want. You can do this so you don't have to take the blame if you end up failing, and you can focus too much on the result versus the process. It's about the goal, reaching it and having that success, and not about the

growth

and learning to get there.
Examples of a fixed mindset in business could be focusing too much on your strengths and not enough on your weaknesses, not shoring up those gaps enough. Maybe you worry that you are not gifted or talented enough, you don't believe you can develop those skills over time, and therefore you limit your opportunities. You choose goals that seem good in the short term or that seem good on paper but will hurt you in the long term. And you probably work endless hours sacrificing your values ​​to meet these impossible standards, keep up with your neighbors, or prove something to yourself or others.
You may also spend too much time worrying about your vanity metrics and what other people think of you, and you're more likely to think that other people have the answers, the secret, or the key, and if you could just figure it out, then all your problems. would be resolved. This means that you are more likely to abandon a course or a book when it doesn't offer you that quick win, that quick fix, even blaming the other person by saying that they scammed you or getting frustrated because they didn't tell you what. do in your own business.
All of this leads us to compare ourselves to other people's success, using it to punish ourselves or finding some way to criticize them instead of using it to learn how to better align with our goals, our values, and our growth. Again comment something relatable   if any of this sounds too familiar. How do you feel when listening to this list? It's not fantastic, is it? It's not always fun or sexy to look at these things in ourselves, but it's necessary because how we see the world becomes how we live in it. If you want to cultivate a growth mindset and a life you are proud of, I recommend you get the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, consider subscribing to this channel and, if you are an entrepreneur who wants more support, to achieve your goals.
It's not your soul, check out the other links and resources I offer below, as well as the rest of the videos on this channel. Fist bump in the comments if you made it to the end of this one, thanks for watching and I'll see you in the next one where we'll talk about examples of a growth mindset. I promise you it's a much sexier topic. Booyah! I should include that at the end of every video, booyah!

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