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3 Habits That Can Assist You In Developing A Growth Mindset

Written by: Marques Ogden, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.


The terms 'growth mindset' and 'fixed mindset' are frequently used in psychology and business. Perspective refers to the learned attitudes you've accepted over time. For example, a growth mindset believes you can always change for the better, whereas a fixed mindset believes you're stuck with innate skills and have no potential for progress.

Everyone has a combination of or one of these mindsets. The positive news is that if you're stuck in a fixed mindset, you CAN make changes to train yourself to develop a growth mindset. One method to accomplish this is to incorporate small, beneficial habits into your daily routine. If you repeat these habits enough, you'll build a good, consistent routine and begin transforming your mentality.

What motivates you to cultivate a growth mindset?

When you're willing to learn and progress, the universe presents more possibilities. You may learn new things, modify your lifestyle and develop a more positive attitude toward life, which will lead to new opportunities.

Think about your coworkers or friends who moan about their jobs or bosses. Complainers typically have a fixed attitude, thinking they will be locked in their cubicle 95 jobs for the rest of their lives. With a growth mindset and attitude, they would be finding solutions like asking for additional duties, looking for a new job or considering starting their own business.

What exactly are habits?

I'm talking about the simple habits you implement into your daily life to assist you in moving into a more positive, growth-oriented attitude. A small practice may be reading a self-help book for 15 minutes every night; reading increases your vocabulary and expands your knowledge, but you can also put this self-help advice to use in your life. When you witness good changes, the process of reading, learning and implementing this advice will eventually turn your mentality towards progress.

Here are three considerations to assist you in shifting your mindset:

  1. Set aside five minutes each day to visualize your next professional step. Instead of focusing on your ultimate career goal, consider breaking it down into more minor phases. For example, if you want to establish a business, consider what you need to do first before quitting your day job.

  2. After the day concludes, review your successes. Concentrating on the positive outcomes of your workday allows you to leave on a high note. Avoid ruminating on what wasn't completed; instead, add those chores to a new to-do list and schedule them for tomorrow. Knowing what's on the agenda for the following day assists you in starting the day mentally prepared.

  3. Be thankful. Spend a few minutes meditating or journaling about your appreciation. Your everyday mood will naturally improve when you realize good things in life. Gratitude has also been proven to lower blood pressure and stress levels.

To change your thinking, you don't need dozens of tiny habits. Pick one or two to begin with and incorporate them into your routine. You'll soon forget life without such practices, and you may always add more as needed.

Are you ready to quit your 9-to-5 job? Priority should be given to these mentality modifications...

Before throwing in the towel and starting your entrepreneurship, take some time to determine whether you have a growth or a stagnant attitude.

Marques Ogden,

Keynote Speaker

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Marques Ogden, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Marques Ogden is a leader in leadership, marketing and sales, diversity and inclusion, mindset enhancement and overcoming adversity. After losing everything he owned in a bad business deal in 2013, he filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy, lost his home, his car, all of his money and ended up taking a job as a janitor for $8.25 an hour working in the graveyard shift. After his "spoiled milk" moment, Marques decided to take accountability and responsibility for his life and he decided to turn his pain into his purpose to become an inspirational keynote speaker. Since April 2016, he has spoken for over 35 fortune 500 companies and he is a coach, a consultant, a best selling author, a podcast co-host and more.



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