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Developing The Mindset For Human Potential

Written by: Dr. Mykim Tran, 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.

 

Every success starts with your mindset. For example, having a positive mindset will lead to positive thoughts, which develop your positive behaviors, resulting in positive outcomes.

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What is the mindset?


The mindset is a set of beliefs that guide your thoughts and behaviors. Mindset is also a filter through which you see and perceive the world. It creates an understanding of how you make sense of the events that affect you, such as what you are bound to do and where you belong. It affects how you respond to the world, shaping your sense of happiness.


It impacts whether your overall outlook is positive or negative or whether you are charismatic or shy. It can also determine whether you become the person you want to be and accomplish what you value.


The mindset also constructs how you define and give meaning to different characteristics such as success, challenge, or failure. For example, it affects how you respond to setbacks and adversity to help you become successful.


Therefore, you want to develop the correct beliefs to guide you to overcome challenges and reach your full potential.

The human potential mindset


Many terms describe human potential, such as self-actualization, fully functional individuals, fulfillment, or peak performance. However, they all share similar characteristics that you must develop to reach your full potential.


First, human potential is about creating and experiencing meaning and purpose. Meaning and purpose are not destinations but motivational tools to help you overcome obstacles and successfully adapt to any environment to achieve your goals. Meaning and purpose develop when you use your strengths, talents, and passions to help yourself, others, and your community. They give you a sense of belonging and that you have something great to contribute to society and the world, which will help you reach your full potential. Click here to learn how to create meaning and purpose by applying the “Life Purpose Pyramid.”


The second component of human potential is creativity—the ability to apply your strengths, talents, and passions in different ways to make an impact. Creativity has no limit. Creativity often requires looking deep within yourself to bring out your uniqueness. Creativity is your inner talent. The more you unleash your hidden talents to innovate, the closer you reach your full potential. Click here to learn how to develop your creativity.


The third component of human potential is personal growth. Personal growth is about becoming a lifelong learner to become a better self. As a human being, you are not perfect, which means there will always be something that you can learn and improve to become a better version of yourself. The more you learn and develop, the closer you are to your full potential because you will better understand who you are.


Also, you are a living thing. Living things do not stay the same. They either die or grow. Therefore, you must learn and develop yourself constantly to grow yourself, otherwise, you will die slowly, which takes you further away from your full potential. Click here to learn how to develop your personal growth.


The more you learn about human potential and adopt these components into your belief system, they will guide you to develop the right thoughts and behaviors to reach your full potential.


Mindsets to overcome challenges to reach your full potential


You will encounter many challenges as you go on your journey to reaching your full potential. Therefore, you must develop successful mindsets to help you overcome those challenges. Challenges will paralyze you from moving forward to reaching your full potential if you cannot overcome them. It was discovered by many studies that people generally have great potential to achieve their goals and dreams. However, it is how individuals react and respond to challenges that determine their success rate. You must develop the following mindsets to help you overcome challenges and reach your full potential.


A growth mindset


The growth mindset is about believing in your learning and effort that you can overcome and achieve anything. As human beings, our brains are malleable, which means we can learn and develop at any age. Whatever you need to learn to become successful, you can. It just depends on how much you believe you can learn and apply. Therefore, the more you learn and develop a growth mindset, the more you believe in your abilities to overcome and achieve anything. As long as you are learning and growing, new solutions and opportunities will be available to you. Click here to learn more about the growth mindset.


A positive mindset


The positive mindset is about seeing the positive in every situation. No matter how negative a situation might seem, it has a positive side. A negative cannot exist without a positive. Sometimes the positive might be harder to spot, but it is there. You will be more motivated to learn, grow, and move forward when you see the positive in every situation.


Reaching your full potential requires a positive mindset because you will encounter great challenges that might prevent you from seeing the positive, so it might discourage you from moving forward because you might believe that it is not possible. Therefore, the stronger your positive mindset, you can easily spot the positive to increase your motivation and not let the negative discourage you from moving forward. Click here to learn more about the positive mindset.


An abundant mindset


The abundant mindset is believing that the universe has unlimited solutions and possibilities. No matter how often you have failed, solutions are still out there. Solutions will always exist; it depends on whether you believe in them. The stronger your abundant mindset, the more motivation you will have to continue learning and growing to receive the opportunities.


You will fail many times; sometimes, your failures can influence you to quit. And that is why developing an abundant mindset is so important to help you believe in yourself that no matter how many times you fail, solutions and opportunities will still exist for you if you are willing to continue to learn and apply. An abundant mindset gives you the motivation to keep on moving forward. Click here to learn more about the abundant mindset.


A military mindset


The military mindset is being laser-focused on your journey to reach your full potential. For example, in the military, soldiers are trained to put everything out of their minds except for the mission. Soldiers must find a way to overcome whatever is in their way so they can continue with their mission. Soldiers will always seem to find a way to overcome their challenges when they are laser-focused. When your brain is determined to do something, it will find a way to overcome and succeed.


It is the same with your human potential. You must be laser-focused because many things from the outside will try to influence you not to follow your path. Reaching your full potential is an individual journey because you are the only person who knows what it is. You must learn to block out the outside noises. Otherwise, it will be tough for you to stay focused and move forward to become successful.


You have to see that your full potential is your life mission. You have to do whatever it takes to protect it and keep moving forward. If soldiers are not laser-focused, they will fail the mission, which is not good. If you are not laser-focused on your full potential journey, you will also not feel great about yourself in the future. Click here to learn more about the military mindset.


A learning mindset


The learning mindset is about seeing a learning opportunity in every situation. No matter how great a result you have, there will always be something you can learn and improve for a better result. Remember, you are not perfect, which means your result will never be perfect, which means a learning opportunity exists. If you have a negative outcome, you want to see where you can learn and improve so you won’t repeat the same mistake. The more you learn and grow, the closer you reach your full potential because human potential is personal growth. Click here to learn more about the learning mindset.


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Dr. Mykim Tran, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Dr. Mykim Tran is an expert in humanistic psychology. She is a keynote speaker, educator, life coach, author, and scientist. She is on a mission to help individuals create a powerful legacy that will carry on for eternity. In the process, individuals will transform into the best version of themselves and reach their full potential. Dr. Tran is the founder and CEO of Wake-Up Foundation, a non-profit agency, transforming individuals into social change agents to promote stronger communities. She received her bachelor's degree in Media Communications from the California State University of Sacramento, her master's degree in Psychology at Walden University, and her PhD in Humanistic Psychology at Saybrook University

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