Have you ever thought you would be really good at something? I mean really good at something? Like there is no doubt in you mind good at something?
So, as any logical, passionate human would do, you pursue that something. You put your heart, mind, and soul trying to get there.
And, just when you are about to reach your something… so close you can taste it… BOOM! You fall flat on your face. You pull a big ol’ FAIL.
You are devastated. How could this even happen to you? You were so sure this was your path… your road to your dreams… your destiny. And, you blew it.
*failure is ok*
Wait! What?! What do you mean ‘failure is ok’? Don’t you understand my life is over? My dreams are crushed?
*failure is ok*
I DON’T THINK YOU ARE HEARING ME! I FAILED! THAT MEANS MY SOMETHING IS NOW NOTHING!
*failure is not the end. it is just a bump in the road. keep going. learn from your mistake and move onward and upward.*
Really?! You think I can still reach my something?
I CAN do this! So what I had one little fail. I’m a stronger person because of it. I will push forward. I will be magnificent at my something… and I will enjoy my journey there.
This is an example of Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset. I was always Fixed but have taught myself to be Growth. I was living the Growth Mindset until I hit a snag in the road of life. My Fixed Mindset came back with a fury to take me down. Good thing I saw it coming and was ready!
How about you? Do you have a fixed or growth mindset? How do you handle obstacles in your path?