How to develop a growth mindset
"Think about your life now - treat this as like taking your car in for a service," says Churches.
"Ultimately, you want to change things to make things better, to learn something new, to develop a new aspect of yourself. Visualise what that change will look like. What would look different? How will you feel when that change happens? Think about situations and how you would manage them differently with a growth mindset. So if you go to work tomorrow and are at a meeting and someone says x, how will you respond differently if you are in a growth mindset?" says Churches.
Become aware of thoughts and actions that are part of a fixed mindset. What limitations are you placing on yourself and for what reason? Think about situations where you may have wanted to do something new but an inner voice stopped you. How have you put limitations on your thinking and actions?
Moving to a growth mindset takes courage because it takes you out of the safe bubble you've lived in until now. Prepare for some discomfort as you think in new ways and do things you've been too afraid to try."It's uncomfortable and because it's uncomfortable at first, that's when you can slip back into your fixed mindset way. The inner voice says it's not worth it," warns Churches.