What is a Growth Mindset?

There's a buzz in the business world about building teams that emanate a growth mindset, but what is it really?

One cannot choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again. Fear myst be overcome again and again. -Abraham Maslow

A growth mindset means just that-- choosing to evolve, to be better, to challenge yourself and those around you, to pick yourself back up after failures big and small...over and over and over again.

How do I incorporate the growth mindset into every day?

What did you do today that scared or challenged you? If you had any answer at all, congrats! you're already bringing some growth mindset into your life.

Notice the people you surround yourself with, do they make you feel confident and successful? Do they lift you up? If not, be aware about how much of your time you invest in them. Having a growth mindset is just as contagious as any good or bad mood and your time and energy are a precious commodity.

What are you doing with the hours of your day that you're not working? Are you using that precious time to work towards your goals by reading relevant books or getting a workout in (just two of infinite activities you could be doing depending on your goals) or are you endlessly scrolling through social media with Netflix on in the background? Minutes add up to hours that add up to days-- make sure the time that you do have in this busy life is spent wisely.