“Your desire to change must be greater than your desire to stay the same.”

Develop habits that lead to success and fine tune your inner monologue. Your mind is the most powerful force that can take you forward towards your goals.

People with a growth mindset have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. Those who realise that effort has an effect on success put in extra time on their growth development that ultimately leads to higher achievement.

Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck studies human motivation. Her theory of the two mindsets, fixed and growth, and the difference they make in our lives is incredibly powerful. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success she looks at the power of our belief system and how changing the simplest of them can have a profound impact on nearly every aspect of our lives.

Someone with a fixed mindset believes that their basic qualities, like intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They also believe that talent alone creates success - without effort.

People with a growth mindset will maximise their potential.

Develop A Growth Mindset:

Acknowledge and embrace imperfections

View challenges as opportunities

Try one new thing every day

Focus on the experience rather than the end result

Practice gratitude

Be open-minded

Be mindful of the present moment

Manage your expectations

Let go of the past

Take ownership of your attitude

A skill is something you can cultivate, not merely something you’re born with. You can become more creative, more intelligent, more athletic, more artistic, and more successful by focusing on the process, not the outcome.

“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve. Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities, don’t compromise, and don’t waste time. Start now. Not 20 years from now, not two weeks from now. Now.”… Debbie Millman, US writer, educator, artist, brand consultant, and radio host.