A Fixed Versus Growth Mindset

We need to be willing to continually learn and grow in all areas of life.   Some of those areas that quickly come to mind for me are family, finance, career, health, and spiritual.  I’d rather have a growth mindset versus fixed any day of the week.

Growth Mindset

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In all of these areas it takes time to make progress, likely years of time to see significant progress depending on your situation.  Anything worth doing takes time to do right!

Making daily deposits into each area will eventually lead to favorable results.  Make it a point to do something better than you did the day before.

Here's a quick list of things that you can do to foster a growth mindset in each of the areas that I noted above.

  • Family - Spend more quality time with your immediate loved ones.  Make your time with your spouse and kids intentional.
    • Start having regular dinners together at the dinner table without the distractions of phones, computers, and/or the television.
  • Finance - Depending on where you are in your financial journey you could start a budget, set up some automatic savings, focus on cutting back in a problem spending area, or make an appointment with a financial adviser.
  • Career - Learn a new skill to advance your career.  Mentor a younger or less experienced colleague.
    • Are you happy in your current position?  Is it time to start planning a move?
  • Health - Start a regular exercise regimen.  Drink more water.  Cut out the sweets and soda.  Eat more fruit and veggies.
    • I use a 7 minute workout application for my iPhone.  It's easy for me to do this several days a week and it has helped me establish a healthy routine.
  • Spiritual - Set aside daily dedicated time for prayer.  Think of areas in your life where you're not putting God first.
    • I use the YouVersion Bible app on my phone and often follow their reading plans.  I like to have a little bit of guidance when reading the Bible.
    • Start or join a Bible study group that meets regularly.  This doesn't have to been with your normal church folk.  It may do some good to be part of one that isn't affiliated with your home church.

You get the idea.  Growth is incremental and steady progress.

How do you ensure consistent growth in important areas of your life?

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