Answer these questions:
1. Do you truly believe that with effort and persistence you can make your dream happen?
2. Are you willing to dive in and learn, to be wrong, to stumble and fall and fail in order to learn, and grow, and succeed?
If you can answer “yes” to both then you’ll make it happen. So stop questioning, wondering, doubting, and over-planning. Just do it. In fact, if you can answer “yes” you probably are already doing it.
If you’re like me, you probably are hesitant to boldly answer “yes.” Willing to fail? That doesn’t sound fun.
This is where career coaching lives. It’s goal is to convince you that the fixed mindset — that only talented and intelligent people win and that you don’t have enough of either — is holding you back. And that the growth mindset — with effort and persistence you can learn what you need to know — will get you where you want to go.
“For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value. How does this happen? How can a simple belief have the power to transform your psychology and, as a result, your life?” The growth mindset creates a passion for learning instead of a desire for approval. (From Carol Dweck, renowned Stanford researcher on mindsets)
“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.”
Pursuing your passion is about getting your mind right. Give up on validating yourself and instead develop yourself.
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