Landing a good job in the growing digital economy is an accomplishment on its own, but one can’t deny that being good at it requires continuous learning and practice. Building your career is a never-ending process, as constant learning always keeps you in compliance with current market practices and standards, and also helps you attain a higher level of expertise.
Therefore, when it comes to career and jobs, upskilling is an essential practice for anyone who wants always to stay ahead of the curve and improve his market worth. The subtle art of improving yourself can be challenging unless you follow a growth mindset.
“Believing that your qualities are carved in stone — the fixed mindset is known to avoid challenges, become overwhelmed with changes and have lesser susceptibility to adapt. All these things are indefinitely essential to growth.
”Growth mindset: This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Challenges drive them, and they are always inquisitive- willing to learn and improve.
For people wondering as to which category they fit in and if it is possible to not disrupt your growth with your fixed mindset, the answer is yes. According to the studies, most people follow a fixed mindset. They might develop a growth mindset in their learning phase, (most people look at it as a phase and not a never-ending process) and when they eventually land in a job, they withdraw from learning or optimizing themselves.
How can you develop a growth mindset?
To begin with, a person can develop a growth mindset by starting to follow this:
“Some people want it to happen; some wish it would happen; others make it happen.”
This quote perceptively emphasizes the roles people are bound to adopt, and what separates the mediocre ones from the ones that want to strive hard and leave an impression. These people are the ones that excel and inspire us. Simply put, they believe in actions speaking louder than words.
A new career vertical or a job would mean changing roles, switching companies to find the right fit for you, and still reviving your skills time and again to help you retain top corporate positions.
Success and failure come hand in hand, but once you aren’t afraid of taking risks, you see failures or repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. A person with a growth mindset would be unstoppable irrespective of whatever pitfalls they experience, which makes them exceptional in the long run.