What Is A Growth Mindset?

What Is A Growth Mindset?

What Is Neuroplasticity?

What Is Neuroplasticity?

Combine Both To Lead An Extraordinary Life

Personal Synopsis

In case you were too lazy to watch the videos (don’t worry, I’m not offended) I’ll give you a personal synopsis of the two.

 

A growth mindset is as it sounds. It is the deliberate practice of challenging your mind to new heights. When you have a mindset of growth you see the world very differently. Problems divulge into opportunities, obstacles transform into fun challenges, and struggles become catalysts for growth.

 

Having a growth mindset means you are willing to fail regardless of how it may look publicly. You are attracted to new strange ideas, love to learn, and have the aptitude for neuroplasticity.

 

If we breakdown the word neuro-plastic-ity we can very easily discover its meaning. The term “neuro” is a prefix in relation to our nervous system which is controlled by our brain. In this case let’s denote this term as our brain’s neural pathways. We already know what plastic is. It is a malleable and moldable material. Lastly, “ity” is a suffix that forms nouns and designates quality or condition.

 

Thus, neuro-plastic-ity is the malleable quality of our brain’s neural pathways. This groundbreaking scientific discovery has further led to the idea that we can re-wire our brains towards various ideals through consistent conditioning (related article).

 

 

An Extraordinary Life

If you put into practice a growth mindset and use the fundamentals behind neuroplasticity you are well on your way to leading an extraordinary life.

 

Step 1 – Believe You Can Improve

 

This is easier said then done, but it is so important. If you want to change your mindset you have to believe it is possible. As Henry Ford so famously said “whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”

 

Step 2 – Seek The Unique

 

You need to go out there and try new things, meet new people, go to new places, learn new skills, etc. This will challenge you and give your mind the ability to adapt to anything.

 

Step 3 – Learn To Love Obstacles

 

When you learn to love obstacles your brain begins to see change and challenges as something exciting. This provides you newfound energy to overcome various hardships and helps you to understand that it is all part of the learning process.

 

Step 4 – Visualize Your Ideal

 

Use meditation techniques to visualize who you want to become and where you want to go in life. For those of you who don’t already know this, our thoughts are physical. You go where your mind goes. If you don’t believe me, I highly encourage you to read my favorite book As A Man Thinketh by James Allen. (Not receiving commission from you buying the book, it’s just an amazing read).

 

Step 5 – Take Extraordinary Action

 

Do you want to truly lead an extraordinary life? The only way that is possible is if you take extraordinary action. Want that fancy car? Go freakin’ steal it! (Just kidding…work hard and earn it). Like anything in life, if you want something, you have to work hard and consistently take action towards it.

Combine Both To Lead An Extraordinary Life

Personal Synopsis

In case you were too lazy to watch the videos (don’t worry, I’m not offended) I’ll give you a personal synopsis of the two.

 

A growth mindset is as it sounds. It is the deliberate practice of challenging your mind to new heights. When you have a mindset of growth you see the world very differently. Problems divulge into opportunities, obstacles transform into fun challenges, and struggles become catalysts for growth.

 

Having a growth mindset means you are willing to fail regardless of how it may look publicly. You are attracted to new strange ideas, love to learn, and have the aptitude for neuroplasticity.

 

If we breakdown the word neuro-plastic-ity we can very easily discover its meaning. The term “neuro” is a prefix in relation to our nervous system which is controlled by our brain. In this case let’s denote this term as our brain’s neural pathways. We already know what plastic is. It is a malleable and moldable material. Lastly, “ity” is a suffix that forms nouns and designates quality or condition.

 

Thus, neuro-plastic-ity is the malleable quality of our brain’s neural pathways. This groundbreaking scientific discovery has further led to the idea that we can re-wire our brains towards various ideals through consistent conditioning (related article).

 

 

An Extraordinary Life

If you put into practice a growth mindset and use the fundamentals behind neuroplasticity you are well on your way to leading an extraordinary life.

 

Step 1 – Believe You Can Improve

 

This is easier said then done, but it is so important. If you want to change your mindset you have to believe it is possible. As Henry Ford so famously said “whether you think you can, or you think you can’t — you’re right.”

 

Step 2 – Seek The Unique

 

You need to go out there and try new things, meet new people, go to new places, learn new skills, etc. This will challenge you and give your mind the ability to adapt to anything.

 

Step 3 – Learn To Love Obstacles

 

When you learn to love obstacles your brain begins to see change and challenges as something exciting. This provides you newfound energy to overcome various hardships and helps you to understand that it is all part of the learning process.

 

Step 4 – Visualize Your Ideal

 

Use meditation techniques to visualize who you want to become and where you want to go in life. For those of you who don’t already know this, our thoughts are physical. You go where your mind goes. If you don’t believe me, I highly encourage you to read my favorite book As A Man Thinketh by James Allen. (Not receiving commission from you buying the book, it’s just an amazing read).

 

Step 5 – Take Extraordinary Action

 

Do you want to truly lead an extraordinary life? The only way that is possible is if you take extraordinary action. Want that fancy car? Go freakin’ steal it! (Just kidding…work hard and earn it). Like anything in life, if you want something, you have to work hard and consistently take action towards it.