Mind Your Attitude - Get A Growth Mindset

Your attitude is the foundation for your success's. From your attitude arises your actions, which in turn generates results. Equally, your attitude is the foundation for your failures. With a negative attitude you've failed before you've even begun.

Where do negative attitudes come from? They are formed through habitual negative thinking. A habit that can be so ingrained that you may not even be aware of it. You may for example, subconsciously expect failure and disappointment, which in turn attracts those results.

Simply put, what you think is what you get. The good news is, you control your attitude and as it turns out, that's just the power you need.

Your set of attitudes, known as a mindset, has the ability to change the course of your life. Those with a 'growth mindset,' believe their current ability and characteristics are merely a starting point for development and their ability to achieve more and overcome deficiencies is not limited. A growth mindset allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.

Changing our beliefs can have a powerful impact. Esteemed research from Dr. Carol Dweck found that hard work and resilience are much more important to growth and success than brains or talent. If you want to change your life, change what you think

Mind your attitude with these simple daily steps:

1. Breathe
Breathe, deliberately and deeply from your belly. Deep breathing during the day can keep us on track when stress levels rise, and make room in our minds for our most innovative ideas.

2. Mind your thoughts
Mindfully choosing our thoughts is one of the most powerful things we can do to take charge of our lives. Taking five minutes to select positive thoughts starts the day off with the right attitude.

3. Start a grateful list
Record five things you are grateful for every day. According to psychologist Robert Emmons, keeping a gratitude journal promotes a positive life attitude. At the end of the week you will be surprised how this helps your mindset.

4. Set your intention for the day
It needn't be significant, rather simply set an intention of how you want the day to end. For example, what is one thing you can do that will make you feel good at the end of the day?

5. Tune inwards
Forgo your usual morning listening to the daily news, or social media and instead listen to your favourite music, a podcast you’ve been meaning to play, or simply observe your surroundings. Enjoy the benefits of a more positive and relaxed mindset.

Practice these steps for just two weeks and you are well on your way to a more positive attitude.

Want to develop a Growth Mindset? You can! Here's how:

Embrace imperfections.
Denying your shortcomings means you’ll never overcome them.

See challenges as opportunities.
Having a growth mindset means taking opportunities for self-improvement.

Be open to diverse learning tactics.
What works for one person may not work for you. Learn about learning strategies.

Engage brain plasticity.
The brain isn’t fixed; the mind shouldn’t be either. Remember, the brain is like a muscle that needs to be worked out, just like the body.

Learning surpasses failing.
Mistakes and setbacks aren't a mark of failure, they're an opportunity to learn.

Approval is not required.
When approval becomes more important than learning, you sacrifice your own potential for growth.

Value the journey, not just the destination.
Relish in the learning process even if it extends beyond an expected time frame. Allow time for mistakes and reflecting during the process.

Foster a sense of purpose.
Those with a growth mindset have a greater sense of purpose. Think big.

Cultivate grit.
Embody determination, it makes all the difference

Keep on learning.
Learning doesn't stop when you reach a goal, create new goals and continue the learning journey.

Exercise your attitude.
Acknowledge yourself as someone who possesses a growth mentality and use it to guide you.