If you want to live a happy, satisfying life, forward progress is fundamental. Being forward-focused can pull you out of ditches, such as adversity and trauma. To make progress requires not only having goals, but also believing that progress is possible (And it is.)
In her groundbreaking book Mindset, Carol Dweck spells out the two kinds of mindsets.
Fortunately, neurocience is showing us that the growth mindset is not only more empowering, but also more true.
With a growth mindset, setbacks become interesting challenges—valuable opportunities for learning. When everything that comes your way is seen as an opportunity for growth, you'll have more flex in your wings—and therefore more resilience.
Here are some ways of growing your mindset, according to Carol Dweck:
IF YOU CAN SEE IT, YOU CAN BE IT
Being able to change deep subconscious beliefs is the holy grail for personal growth. Here's what I've found works: