“Change is the only constant in life.” Heraclitus.
Change is scary but change is necessary. Look at nature. Everything changes and evolves constantly. If it doesn’t, it dies, disappears out of existence. The same goes for us. We need to change. Changing is living. If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living. There is no status quo. Sitting comfortably in one spot is a static position to be in life. Nothing special or exciting ever happens out of our comfort zone.
To make a change requires courage. Courage is to move forward despite of fears, doubts and limiting beliefs. To take that step forward is to become courage. It is to become stronger than before. This is the growing point.
At what point are you going to make a change? What will it take?
It always starts with awareness. Understanding the situation and be fully aware of what could be improved. Then you can take a decision. You make a conscious choice to go in one direction. The rest of the way unfolds as you take more steps forward in that direction.
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” George Bernard Shaw.
Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset
A fixed mindset is stuck. People with a fixed mindset don’t like to be challenged. They stick with what they know and think that their potential is predetermined. This is who they are, they cannot change it and you need to accept them the way they are. A fixed mindset is very limiting. There is no place for improvement or growth.
A growth mindset has no limit to its potential. People with a growth mindset are usually very open-minded. They can see things from different perspectives and are not afraid to be challenged or exposed to new ideas. They also love trying new things. They see mistakes and failures as an opportunity to learn and grow. They believe we are in control of our abilities and therefore do not shy at the thought of pushing their limits beyond their current state of being.
Which mindset do you have?
The difference between changing or not is all in the mindset from which we operate. We can also change our mindset. Nothing is set in stone.
Changing leads to new beginnings. And it can be so exciting!