Life has a remarkable ability to place us in situations that are unfamiliar and unexpected. This happens every day in small doses, with the occasional monumental surprise that carries over into much more extended periods. Although we do not have a choice of when life presents us with these events, we are not entirely at the mercy of it either. How we choose to view these shifting circumstances is entirely up to us.
#5. Mistakes Can Help You See What is Important to You When you experience a mismatch between what you want and what you get, it can feel like a failure or a mistake. When this happens, these experiences can help you clarify what you want, what you are trying to achieve, or what is important to you. Mistakes and setbacks allow you to explore your values and goals in new ways to determine if trying again is important to you or if you are ready to move on.
Ultimately, the keys to developing a growth mindset involve changing our thought process and approach to learning and gaining knowledge. When we shift our thinking to the belief that life is full of opportunities to develop new skills and enhance our abilities, we will embrace challenges and seek experiences that allow us to do just that. A mind that believes its unlimited learning potential is a mind that will never stop learning.