Have you ever had one of those days where everything seemed to be going wrong? You spill your expensive coffee, get cut off in traffic, and the day just got worse from there.
Or maybe you experience feelings of frustration, anxiousness, overwhelm, self-doubt, regret, shame, and guilt on a more-than-you’d-like basis.
If yes, It’s likely due to the mindset you’re in right now.
First off, what is a mindset?
Oxford Dictionary describes mindset as:
“A set of attitudes or fixed ideas that somebody has and that are often difficult to change.”
From my experience, the ones of my clients, and many coaching clients worldwide, mindsets can be difficult to change but they don’t have to be.
And they’re worth changing because our mindsets impact how we see the world and operate within it.
Here’s a helpful graphic that illustrates how our mindsets impact our world:
If mindset impacts literally everything from how we see the world to how we operate in it, isn’t it worth it to get it right?
Types of mindsets
Before we jump into mastering your mindset, it’s helpful to understand that there is such a thing.
Whether you’re familiar with the concept or not, there are some popular mindsets based on research that people inhabit consciously or unconsciously.
“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” — C.G. Jung
With that said, let’s talk about the various mindsets. There are SO many books and many that cover mindset as a focus, and some that have it as just an element of it (often a foundational element).
Below are three types of popular mindsets worth knowing:
Growth vs Fixed Mindset:
This mindset was popularized by Carol Dweck in her book Mindset: The New Psychology for Success.