Think about this.
We spend a great deal of our lives thinking. Thinking far too much about ourselves—How do I fit in? What value do I bring? What do they think of me? And thinking far too poorly—we either overestimate or underestimate ourselves; the persistent problem of pride and shame.
That poor thinking contributed to my detour to win other’s approval until I reached the end of my intelligence. It was then that I discovered my fixed mindset, though I didn’t know to call it that until I read Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset (read review) last year. That book became one of my top 10 reads for 2013 and is the subject of the latest episode of the Reinventure Me podcast.
In this week’s episode, I share the story of my journey from a heavily fixed mindset to a more healthy growth mindset. That journey isn’t over. I’m still a work in progress. You’ll hear in this episode how I applied the three principles of taking a thought captive just this past week.
The good news, however, is that good thinking is something we can get better at. And that’s definitely something worth thinking about.
How has fixed mindset thinking affected your journey?