Change or You’ll Be Changed
Over the years, I’ve noticed that there are 2 types of people. Either you’re a person with a fixed mindset. Or are you a person with a growth mindset.
So. What’s the difference?
People with fixed mindset believe that in life, there are only winners or losers.
On the other hand, people with growth mindset believe that in life, there are winners or learners.
People with a fixed mindset believe that talent is king. They believe they are born naturally gifted at doing some things but utterly incapable of others. In their view, a person is, by nature, either intelligent and talented or stupid and incompetent, and will stay that way.
The people in this group continue growing throughout their lives, acquiring new skills without reservation and actively engaging in their relationships. For them, the only constant in life is change.
People with a growth mindset relish any opportunity to learn tricks from the crème de la crème in a field. They reconsider and discard strategies used in the past, and are always thinking about how they can eradicate their faults and weaknesses.
Growth and development are possible in the growth mindset.
People with a fixed mindset obstruct their own development through their belief in innate talent and their fear of failure. On the contrary, people with a growth mindset work hard and train hard to ultimately realize their potential to the fullest. By confronting our own attitudes and ideas, we can develop a growth mindset
In business and in life, the only thing that’s constant is change. And it’s even more important for every entrepreneur to adopt the growth mindset for your business.
Tony Hsieh once said, “A great company is a story that never stops unfolding.” And that means that is important to continuously evolve and experiment. Bill Gates takes this insight a step further, “Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
The Japanese have long followed the practice of Kaizen: constant improvement as a fundamental process management technique.
The most important message of Lean Startup is to “fail fast and fail often, while eliminating waste.”
Be The Change
In today’s fast changing world, the biggest risk is not taking any risk at all. Constant experimentation are now the only ways to reduce risk. Our mindset shapes whether we believe we can learn and change and grow – or not. And I firmly believe, in today’s exponentially changing world, you got to be brave to change what needs to be change.
Because its either you change, or its a matter of time that you’ll be changed.