Successful People Change Their Attitude So They Can Grow Their Mindsets!
You've probably heard of the phrase "attitude is everything." And maybe you confuse it with the words people use to describe someone's behavior when they say, "He has such an attitude!" But it's not the same.
Having an attitude may indicate someone's arrogant behavior much like showing off about something they currently possess. So what does "attitude is everything" mean?
· First, it's mostly focused on your attitude towards yourself. It's the way you see yourself and the specific ways in which you describe yourself, not just to others, but also when you think about who you are at your core.
· Second, attitude towards yourself is incredibly important because it shapes the way you see the world and also yourself in it. It can impact what you believe you can and cannot do, what you're destined for, what you're meant to be doing in this life, or all of the above.
· Third, your attitude can be the most powerful tool at your fingertips. You can use it to help you accomplish personal goals, overcome obstacles, communicate better with others, and lead a better quality of life.
· Fourth, how do you change your attitude to grow your mindset? Start by reading Carol Dweck's book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
It explains how we adopt a certain mindset about our abilities very early in life due to the messages we receive from our environment, parents, and teachers. These messages are then "baked into" the attitude we develop towards ourselves: what we "should" be doing, what our strengths and weaknesses are, and what we should avoid.
The book explains the difference between two mindsets and how much they can be either empowering or detrimental to your work and life: a fixed mindset (believing that your affinities and talents are set in stone) and growth mindset (believing that you can grow and cultivate your skills through continuous efforts).
- Lena Canovic