If you want to succeed in life, you should have a growth mindset. 

Hard work, patience, and dedication are all required to achieve success in your life. However, if you work towards achieving your goals with a fixed mindset, you will probably not be able to achieve them.  

In this blog, I have explained how you can develop a growth mindset.  

Let's get started!

1. Face challenges positively

If you want to develop a growth mindset, you should accept challenges and be ready to face them positively. 

A challenge you face is the opportunity you get to learn new things in life.  

You can take the big achievers in this world as an example. All of the achievers would have faced lots of challenges in their life. They may not have tackled some challenges successfully. But, you should note that they didn't up. If they gave up, they wouldn't have been in a position as they are now.  

Similarly, in your successful journey, you may not be able to tackle some challenges successfully. But, this shouldn't demotivate you. Learn from your mistakes and consider the challenges you faced as a new experience. 

2. Develop self-acceptance and self-approval

If you want to develop a growth mindset, you should be capable of making decisions yourself.  

You may ask others for suggestions and even consider them when making a decision. But, you shouldn't wait for someone else's approval as it prevents a growth mindset.  

You should analyze well and take a decision firmly. You should accept the decision you took and trust that you made the correct decision.

3. Fix a goal

Fixing a goal is essential for developing a growth mindset as it gives you an idea of what you should do next.  

To fix a goal, you should first determine what you want to achieve. Next, you should set a realistic time frame to achieve your goal 

Here's how you can know whether you have set a good goal.  

The goals you set should satisfy the SMART criteria. The expansion of SMART is: 

  • Specific - If your goals are specific, it helps in effective planning as you'll have a clear idea of what you want to achieve.  

  • Measurable - You should set goals that are measurable. This makes tracking your progress much easier.  

  • Attainable - You should set goals that are possible to achieve within a specific period. For instance, say that you're starting a business from scratch. In this case, you shouldn't set your goal to earn a million-dollar in profit from the first month. Instead, you can set a realistic goal of earning a hundred dollars in profit in the first month. Next, you can work on increasing the profit gradually.   

  • Relevant - You should set goals that matter to you. If you set an irrelevant goal, you won't be interested in achieving it.  

  • Time-based - The goals you set should have a deadline. This makes you work more effectively.  

Summing up, you can use the SMART goal setting strategy to set your goals and develop a growth mindset.

4. Keep learning new things

If you want to develop a growth mindset, you should be willing to learn things.  

Be noted that by learning, I don't necessarily mean formal degree education. Instead, I meant the things that matter in real life, such as business development, personality development, etc.  

We are humans, and no one is born knowing everything in this world.  

You may have been doing a business for several years. But, you may not be aware of a simple yet effective strategy that your new competitor is using. In this case, there's nothing wrong with learning that strategy and applying it in a better way to grow your business.  

You'll be wrong only if you fail to accept and learn new things. 

5. Learn from other's mistakes

As humans, it's quite natural that we hesitate to try new things as we won't know the results.  

But, you can look into the experiments of others to know the outcome. Also, you can stay away from their mistakes.  

When you know the mistakes of others, you'll try to prevent them from happening during your experiment. This can give you positive motivation, which contributes to a growth mindset.  

Moreover, when you learn from the mistakes of others, you'll make lesser mistakes, which can help you achieve your goals much more quickly. 

6. Ask for feedback

If you want to develop a growth mindset, you should ask for feedback from others. 

If they criticize you or provide negative feedback, you should accept them and check whether you're actually doing something wrong.   

If the mistake is on your side, don't hesitate to correct it swiftly.


Before ending this blog, I would like to list a few differences between persons with a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.

Growth mindset:

  • Doesn't give up even if he faces many hardships.  
  • Wants to keep learning new things. 
  • Will face any kind of challenge bravely. 
  • Ready to accept criticisms. 

Fixed mindset:

  • Easily gives up. 
  • Firmly believes that he's an expert in everything when he's actually not. 
  • Tries to avoid challenges. Even if he goes through an unavoidable challenge, he won't be able to face it bravely.  
  • Ignores criticisms or takes them negatively. 

By going through the differences, you'll probably be able to find whether you have a growth or fixed mindset. If you have a fixed mindset, you can use the methods explained in this blog to develop a growth mindset. 

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