Fixed Mindset Pros and Cons
Is Fixed Mindset So Bad?

Fixed Mindset Pros and Cons. If you have a fixed mindset, it doesn’t mean that you’re stuck with it. Being aware is half the battle. Your mindset is something that can be changed - depending on how you cultivate it.

First, you have to be able to identify the mindset that you have. You need to understand that your mindset can be fixed with one issue, yet be leaning toward growth on other issues.

This occurs because though there are two definable types of mindsets, you can have times where you cross the line from one to the other - and your mindset becomes a mixture of the two.

You can tell if this is what you’re experiencing by your inner thought patterns. If you feed yourself limited thoughts, then you’re in a fixed mindset. Fixed mindsets will often first focus on the negatives in any situation before they see the potential.

Fixed Mindset Pros and Cons:

  • Fixed mindsets will close doors to opportunities while growth mindsets seek ways to open them. An example of being in a fixed mindset would be inner thoughts like, “You don’t have the right talents for this. You’re not intelligent enough. You’ll make a fool of yourself if you try.”

 ...Fixed Mindset Pros and Cons exist for this type of thinking. You may be surprised it's not all bad...

These fixed mindset thoughts keep many people from trying new ideas or venturing out on their own. If you’re not sure what pattern you’re in, keep a journal of your honest feelings to gauge where your head is at over the course of a 6-week period.

A fixed mindset can keep people stuck in a routine, such as giving them the fear of leaving a job they don’t enjoy - when they really want to start their own business.

If people with a fixed mindset decide that they’re going to make a change and reach for an opportunity only to have it end badly, they’ll hear a round of “I told you do” thoughts.

This leads them to believe that they’re not enough - that they’re better off not trying again. A fixed mindset can keep you trapped and prevent you from developing a strong success mindset unless you decide that you’ve had enough.

To change a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, you have to stop the messages that a fixed mindset feeds you. Instead of allowing yourself to believe thoughts like, “I knew I was a failure. I blew it,” you would switch that to something like, “I know I’ll find a way to succeed. Look at all of the setbacks others had - yet, they made it and I can, too.”

Understanding mindset so that you can let go of the wrong kind is one thing, but you have to know how to take action to support that mindset.

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