Carol Dweck the Stanford psychologist, has done a lot of work and research around mindset. Dweck identifies two basic mindsets – fixed and growth. If you have a fixed mindset, you believe your abilities are fixed traits and therefore can’t be changed. This type of mindset can be rather limiting.

Conversely if you have growth mindset, you believe that your talents and abilities can be developed through consistent effort and persistence. This type of mindset allows us to move forward and offers the opportunity of personal growth and development. A key part of transitioning from a fixed to growth mindset is adopting an approach that views the journey, be it personal of professional, with a sense of adventure.

In what areas of your life can you adopt a growth mindset?