You might be thinking that you need more employees, more investors, or more resources to boost your business.
But that’s not what you need. Actually, you need something far simpler…
As an entrepreneur or someone who started their own business, you should know it’s not that easy. But either way, the fact that it’s hard should never hold you back or make you doubt yourself.
In fact, it should be the other way around; knowing it’s hard and carrying on anyway is a huge reason to be proud of yourself. We know that building a company from nothing is a complicated process that involves time, money and tremendous effort. And fulfilling your dreams is not something that will happen in the blink of an eye.
That’s one of the reasons why so many people abandon the idea, and their projects and ambitions never see the light of day.So what does determine if someone will be successful or not? What does it really take to prevail?
Would you believe me if I told you that the fundamental aspect a business needs to succeed lies in the way you and your co-workers think?
Yes, that’s right. “My way of thinking? How could that possibly be interfering?” Well, our mindset is what defines us as either pessimistic or optimistic. And this, in turn, is what shapes our attitudes and leads us to eventual success or failure.
The good news is that we are all capable of shifting our mindsets. If you identify as a pessimist, don’t worry, the situation is not hopeless. This is something malleable you can change. It’s not a permanent state of being you can’t escape. All you need to do is make the choice.
The Difference Between Mindsets
What separates a fixed mindset from a growth mindset?
It’s the desire to thrive. The latter involves setting a series of goals. Those with a growth mindset don’t quit until they are fulfilled.
These people normally intend to reach ever-higher levels of achievement. It’s all about gaining mastery and acquiring new skills. One of the biggest advantages of this type of mindset is that it gives you an eagerness to learn and cultivate yourself. People with this type of mindset are keen for knowledge, always willing to explore and experience new possibilities. But most of all, they adapt to the circumstances at hand. For them, leaving the comfort zone is not just an option, but an obligation.
On the other hand, a fixed mindset makes you more inclined to accept wherever you are in life.
The purpose of people with a fixed mindset is to be validated and look smart in every situation they find themselves in.They avoid challenges and get defensive, never pushing beyond their own perceived limits. These are people that cannot tolerate failure or criticism.This is because of certain insecurities that, over time, destroy their self-confidence. Anxiety and indifference go hand in hand with this type of mindset. This may be why they don’t see failure as an opportunity to grow.
How Can I Switch My Mindset?
No one’s mindset is either one type or the other. While there may be some odd cases, most of us fit somewhere in between the two, depending on the situation or the context we’re dealing with.Be that as it may, the first step in changing our way of thinking is to recognize our mindset and decide to embrace change.
Fixed mindsets emerge from difficult situations, moments where we suddenly feel tired, anxious, stressed, uncomfortable, etc. But before you give in to these thoughts, question your reactions and ask yourself: Is it really worth it? Should I give up my dreams just because of this?
Put yourself in a growth mindset and change your attitude.
Transmit Your Growth Mindset To The Rest Of Your Company
Switching your mindset is not just about improving yourself, but improving your whole company, since the secret to be successful lies in each and every one of the members that comprise your company.
Don’t forget to take a look at the image below, showing the difference between the two types of mindset.
Now do you understand why the growth of your business depends on your mindset?
Remember that failure is not the opposite of success, but a part of the long path you must follow in order to fulfill your dreams.