How to Embrace a Growth Mindset
One of the coolest parts of being human is that you get to decide what things mean.
And what things mean to you makes all the difference in your happiness and success.
You can let other people, societal norms, and social media decide for you, but you don’t have to.
You can choose for anything in your life to mean something positive and supportive of your goals, or you can make it mean something else.
And you can literally make that decision right now.
Making the decision to embrace a growth mindset can be the difference between finally achieving your goals and staying where you are.
How to Improve Your Mindset
If you’re struggling with a fixed mindset, know that you aren’t alone. Many people out there are struggling with the same thing.
But just because you’re struggling with a fixed mindset doesn’t mean you can’t change it to a growth mindset.
There are some fixed mindset messages that are common when it comes to health and fitness goals, and chances are, you’ve had these thoughts before too!.
So, let’s review.
Take a look at the statements below and how they can be evaluated in more of a fixed mindset OR growth mindset perspective.
For example, if you meticulously track your food, you might think it means that you’re on the road to obsession and an unhealthy relationship with food.
It might mean that tracking is the most efficient way to reach your goals.
If you’re interested in building more muscle but have a fixed mindset, you might start to question why you aren’t strong enough or good enough as you are.
You can use a growth mindset to acknowledge that you’re excited to improve and continue getting stronger—this doesn’t have to mean you’re unhappy with your current self.
And what happens when you choose to skip a workout? With a fixed mindset, you may think that you’re worthless and might as well skip the rest of your workouts that week too.
You can embrace a growth mindset and remind yourself that missing one day is not a big deal and doesn’t say anything about your worth as a human.
Another all too common fixed mindset mistake is that you may feel that if you hire a coach, it means you aren’t good enough or capable enough of achieving your goals on your own.
Hiring a coach might mean that the accountability will take pressure off and make achieving your goals easier (P.S. I’ve been a coach since 2015 and I still work with a coach for accountability purposes!)
These are just a few examples of how you can shift these fixed mindset statements to more growth. Once you start embracing the growth mindset, you’ll be surprised by how much easier it is for you to achieve your goals.
Help With Growth Mindset
If you want to shift the meaning you’ve assigned to these things, you need to work on shifting your mindset and your core beliefs.
But I realize that’s easier said than done.
At KJO Coaching, we specialize in helping women embrace a growth mindset to achieve their health, fitness, and personal goals.
If you’re looking for a coach to help you achieve your goals, we can help!
Click here to learn more about coaching with the stellar coaches at KJO Coaching. We’d be thrilled to be part of your journey to wellness.
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