Right thinking – path to success | #Mindset
This video about thinking is aimed at growing up. Two types of thinking and advantages of one of them are considered.
Video details & Credits:
Duration: main 270 seconds
Format: 2d graphics with character animation
Type: Animated Explainer Video
Client: Growth Mindset
Agency: Zoo Content (US, Los Angeles)
Production: Darvideo Animation Studio | darvideo.tv
Timing: 8 weeks
PM: Helen Nazarok
Scriptwriter: Nikita Budantsov
CG Artist: Kate Filippova
Sketch / Storyboard Artist: Alyona Shtepura
Animator: Dmytro Kalnyi
How satisfied are you with your success in life – and in your career?
Do you know how your mindset affects your success? Let’s explore that.
A “Fixed mindset” is based on the belief that while we are naturally good at some things, we have a limited ability to learn certain other things.
For example, you may feel you’re not so “creative” or not good with technology.
This prompts us to rely on what’s worked well enough in the past, so we stick to the status quo and overlook new possibilities.
In contrast, a “Growth mindset” is based on the belief that we can learn practically anything if we’re determined and courageously keep trying new things based on our results.
This challenges us to let go of long-standing beliefs and ways, and to reclaim some of our early childhood openness and curiosity that made us crave learning and exploration.
Wait. We can learn anything?
Usually learning depends on your determination and HOW you go about learning, not your brain’s ability.
One of the most complex things humans learn is language, yet most of us learn the basics by the time we’re three!
Here’s an example of why a Growth Mindset is not only helpful for developing your skills, but important.
Finn sees his lack of assertiveness isn’t serving him.
With a Fixed Mindset, he may think that’s his “personality” and it can’t change.
So, he overlooks chances to learn and just has more frustrating experiences of not being heard.
This reinforces his belief that he’s a non-assertive person, and the cycle continues.
If he had a Growth Mindset and believed that he can learn anything, he would seek information on how to be more assertive, explore different ways to try it, and focus on making improvements.
His effort grows his skills quickly, which reinforces his belief that he can learn anything!
You might be wondering, 1“Can I just decide to have a Growth Mindset?”. We typically need some time for such a change.
That’s because it involves trying different behaviors, creating new habits, and actively seeking feedback so you continue making progress.
Or, you might be wondering: 2“Is this just about trying hard no matter the results?”
Actually, real growth happens when you can use your learning to get results.
So, hold yourself and others accountable for learning until then.
3However, even a Growth mindset does not guarantee success; you can’t control everything.
But, the research is clear that the Growth Mindset does increase your learning, progress, and satisfaction with your outcomes.
Think you might already have a strong enough Growth mindset?
Let’s check a bit:
When someone offers an idea that differs from yours, do you think,
“Their idea won’t work,”
or do you explore how they’re seeing the situation differently?
If you experience difficulty, do you lose your confidence, or do you see the opportunity to learn from the challenge and potential missteps?
When you receive unexpected feedback, do you initially think, “Oh no, I must have done something wrong,” or are you eager to hear information that could increase your effectiveness?
The good news is that since you can learn practically anything, you can learn the Growth Mindset too!
Here are some ideas to start:
Find a compelling reason to learn each topic or skill
Set goals that are actions rather than outcomes (because you can control your actions)
Learn by doing and experimenting
Persist through obstacles
Get (and value) feedback so your efforts will be effective
When tempted to give up, ask yourself, “What’s a different way I can do this?”
Regardless of whether you’re an individual contributor, team member, or executive, imagine how much more you can achieve with a Growth Mindset that helps you to learn and be open to more possibilities!
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