According to the Harvard Business School “Someone with a growth mindset views intelligence, abilities, and talents as learnable and capable of improvement through effort. On the other hand, someone with a fixed mindset views those same traits as inherently stable and unchangeable over time.” To return to the questions posed at the beginning of this blog, having a growth mindset means that the fact that singing isn’t one of your natural talents has nothing to do with your ability to practice it. Even though it may be more difficult for you than for a natural soprano, with a few months of hard work and training, you can sing wonderfully. Of course, this does not imply that you will be able to make a living as a singer, but it does demonstrate that you can master the skill despite a lack of “innate talent.”
The above example shows how beneficial a growth mindset can be in an everyday setting. However, here we want to stress how crucial it is for entrepreneurship specifically.
Is it possible to change your mindset?
Well, it would be hypocritical saying no. In fact, just as it’s possible to acquire new skills, a person is also capable of changing thinking patterns. Neurostudies prove that even as adults, the brain continues to develop and alter. The brain is comparable to plastic in that new neural pathways can be formed over time, allowing it to be remolded. As a result, scientists have coined the term “neuroplasticity” to describe the brain’s ability to change through growth and rearrangement.
So the answer is YES! You are always on time to change your mindset. How? Allowing yourself to discover new things can help you overcome a fixed perspective. Professional networking, reading articles and books on topics of interest, problem-solving with others to obtain new views are all examples of possibilities to learn and grow. You can also gain new skills to help your entrepreneurial venture succeed by attending online courses.
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