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What is Wrong With Your Mindset?

There are so many things going in the world. What defines your reaction to the situations is your mindset. Now, the important thing to note here is, your mindset can either shatter your world or make it feel like you are living the best life (in the same freakin’ situation!). When people told you that it is totally your decision on how you choose to look at something, they weren’t lying.

What you’ll find in this blog

I have seen people (and created myself) make massive changes in their life, automatically, just by changing their mindset. How to change your mindset is a topic for one of the upcoming blogs, but the first step to change the mindset is to identify what kind of mindset you have.

How do we develop a Certain Kind of Mindset?

Mindset is the key factor that determines what your attitude will be towards situations. Attitude defines your emotions and your emotions affect your energy field. The frequency your energy is at is the frequency of things you attract more of in life. Mindset is based on the beliefs you have.

Most of our beliefs were formed from the age of 2 to 7 years.

Now you must be thinking – “Well, how is that even possible?”

This is because the mind is in the most malleable state during that time. You picked up on all the things that people around you did and that you saw/heard. All those beliefs now form your reality by working in your subconscious mind.

First, let’s describe the type of mindset one should not have.

1. Fixed Mindset

As the name explains, this type of mindset gives you the feeling of being stuck. Like not being able to move forward no matter how many efforts you put in.

This is because you think that you cannot change anything. You have a lots of limiting beliefs that developed over time and now you do not feel worthy/deserving enough.

Use the following sentences to understand if you have a fixed mindset or not.

  1. I Can’t Learn Now; It’s Too Late

  2. There’s No Point in Trying if I’m Going to Fail

  3. I Already Know Everything I Need to Know

  4. Why learn new things, there will always be someone who is better at it than me?

  5. There is no more room for promotion, I might as well stick where I am

  6. I hate to see the success of others

If you resonated with any of the above, you are in the zone of a fixed mindset.

2. Fear Mindset

Do you feel that you keep putting in the efforts but the result is nothing! This might be because you are taking actions from a place of fear and not inspiration. An example of this is, studying for a test because you fear to fail.

Example of fear mindset would be studying for a test because you fear failing. Your goal is to “not fail” instead of “passing/acing the test”. Here you keep focusing on the negative perspective.

Now let’s talk about the kind of mindset you should have and why!

Growth Mindset

Growth mindset is where a person has an optimistic view on the life challenges.

Instead of thinking of challenges as hurdles, a person with a growth mindset thinks of them as blessings.

In simple words, a person with a growth mindset is constantly wiling to learn and does not believe that either she/he is good at something or not. She/he is willing to put in the effort to become better at something she/he might not be good at.

Here are some traits of people with a growth mindset:

  1. They embrace challenges

  2. They persist in the face of adversity

  3. They learn from feedback

  4. They are inspired by the success of other people

  5. They learn from their mistakes

  6. They believe that any skill can be mastered by putting in efforts.

Now you would be thinking that you surely have a growth mindset because you do believe in all the lines mentioned above, but do you really display it in action?

It can be tough in the beginning to understand and start applying the principles of growth mindset but don’t worry. Everyone faces this while making a major mindset shift.

If you need help, feel free to drop a mail at to start working on developing a growth mindset.


Here is an overview of the differences between a fixed and growth-seeking mindset for better understanding.

How to Develop a Growth Mindset?

Listen to the amazing tips that Tara Punter provides in this podcast about how to create drastic shifts in your mindset!


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