I want to encourage people to Choose Joy, to know they have options, they can flip the script, they don't have to be stuck. And honestly, potentially, nothing in your life, your circumstances, your situation necessarily has to change... but you do. The first step is deciding that you don't want to be where you are and that will begin opening you up to a world of possibilities.
What is Growth Mindset? - The belief that skill and intelligence is something that people can develop. As opposed to a Fixed Mindset which means you believe that you have it or you don't and everything you can do is all you will ever be able to do. Developing a greater growth mindset generally leads to more fulfillment, contentment, happiness, and success in life - and who doesn't want that!?
In your wildest dreams, if there were no obstacles, if money/time/resources were not a factor, what would you love for your life to look like? Pause. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Spend 60 seconds visualizing your dream life... Open your heart to the abundance the world has to offer. Wherever you are in your life, any age, any education level, any financial situation, you can always dream.
Carol Dweck (who developed the concept of the growth mindset) wrote the book Mindset, she talks a lot about how this is one of the greatest testaments to the growth mindset - seeing obstacles as welcomed challenges to overcome. I broke this into four of my favorite pillars - Joy, Hope, Peace, Love:
Hope - Acknowledging Limiting beliefs
Peace - Unattachment
Love - Choose Joy
And of course, always remember: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
Let me know what you think! I would love to hear about how you view or have experienced growth mindset in your life!