Growth is one of the most important keys to success in life and in business today. It’s a fantastic tool to handling life’s challenges, and to dig deeper into the infinite well of opportunities in work, family and you as a person. One of the best things about being alive today, in this era of such tremendous growth, is that life is no longer stagnant. There’s no manual to follow, and there’s no formula. You determine your own growth.
Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth. ~ John F. Kennedy
Would you like to learn how to grow your life and your business? Keep reading to find out ow you can develop a growth mindset.
1. Do What You Love (With PASSION!)
You may not be in a situation to do what you want as a full time job, but don’t let that stop you from making it an important part of your life. Passion will drive you to keep going, even when it is not always easy.
Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it. ~ Al Lopez
2. Realize That You ARE Smart Enough
You can achieve whatever you want to, provided you commit to a plan. If you don’t know how to do it, you can learn.
Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do… but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ~ Venus Williams
3. Set Goals
Start with the end in mind, and then break it down into manageable chunks. Set time frames and establish barriers that may exist along your path. Realistic goals will ensure that you have contingency plans in place.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. ~ Jim Rohn
4. Create Opportunities
Don’t wait for good luck to appear on your doorstep – create opportunities instead.
Inspiration is one thing and you can’t control it, but hard work is what keeps the ship moving. Good luck means, work hard. Keep up the good work. ~ Kevin Eubanks
5. Run Your Own Race
You are you, and there’s no point in comparing yourself to those around you. Understand that you are running your own race, and don’t be envious of others’ success. Compete against who you were yesterday instead.
I think it doesn’t matter if you are the best surfer in the world. I’m going to try to be the best surfer I can be. It’s not all about competing and being the best. It’s more about having fun and just doing what you love. ~ Bethany Hamilton
6. Talent Is Good, But
…. it’s not enough. You still have to work at what you want to achieve to ensure that your talent doesn’t go waste. You have to keep working at it to stay at the top of your game.
Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. ~ Stephen King
7. Invite Constructive Criticism
Accepting criticism is not always easy. However, if you take it as a learning experience, you will grow from it.
Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on. ~ Paula Abdul
Do you have more tips on developing a growth mindset? I’d love to hear about it in comments, below.