One of the things I like most about writing is that once you have the right mindset, you can basically determine exactly what you want to do to achieve the level of success you wish to achieve.
You don’t need to wait for a boss to give you a promotion or a raise.
You don’t need to accept low-paying assignments or any type of work that you don’t enjoy doing.
So, if mindset is so important, what is it?
Well, your mindset is that little voice in your head that interprets challenges, setbacks, and criticism.
You basically approach life with a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
Here’s what I mean:
When you face a challenge, if that little voice in your head says – I’m not sure I can do that. Maybe I don’t have the talent – you have a fixed mindset, one that is not ready for you to move forward.
If, on the other hand, that little voice in your head says – I’m not sure I know how to do that. But I think I can figure it out with a little time and study – you have a growth mindset, one that is ready for you to try new things so you experience new levels of success.
A fixed mindset could be holding you back from the success you want, and you don’t even realize it.
Yet you can change your mindset.
The first step to doing that is to recognize your current mindset.
With that in mind, make a point of listening to that little voice in your head today to see if you currently have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.