Why we fall
What you should know about mindsets
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
There are two types a mindsets that you could have. You could either have a growth mindset or a fixed mindset. You could either embrace failure or be afraid of it.
People with a fixed mindset don't like failure. They desire to improve, but they don't want to put in the effort. They take feedback and criticism personal.When you have a fixed mindset, you're prone to think that you're perfect just the way you are and that you're abilities are limited. When you're not open to feedback and challenges, how are you supposed to move further to success? It's like a drug addict being told that they're addicted. They won't admit it until they fall rock bottom. They could've avoided falling down even harder, but they didn't listen to what others were saying. Of course, recovering is going to be difficult, but it's better to feel recovered than to feel all that heavy weight on you. Let's say I'm aiming to excel my exams but I don't study and don't accept the help my teachers offer me. How am I supposed to excel the exams if I don't focus and try. After I got my test results, I got very low scores. Because of that, I have to go to summer school. I could've avoided this, but I decided to ignore help. People with a fixed mindset often think that you're dumb if you accept help. But in reality, it could let you see things clearer.
People with growth mindsets are more than open to gain help. They are actually willing to put in all their effort for that goal because they know that the outcome will benefit them for the best. They go for the challenges. They understand the fact that failure is part of success. You are always going to fall, but why not accept the help you get to make the fall hurt less? When you understand that failure is part of success and that it's inevitable, you'll embrace it and create something beautiful out of it. You also won't fall as hard. Studies show that if you go for challenges and push out of your comfort zone, your neurons could form new and stronger connections. The result would be that over time, you'll get smarter. So imagine how your life would be if you push out of your comfort zone to accomplish not only academic goals, but also to improve things that you struggle with. For example, I struggle with being positive. Sometimes I feel like I'm battling myself. It's difficult to look at the bright side in a very dark place. I myself am pushing to have a growth mindset because I know that I will accomplish more than what I already have accomplished.
Why do we fall?
We fall because we give up too fast. Because we don't give it our all. If you keep on thinking in a negative way like people with a fixed mindset do, you won't rise to the place you want to be in. I read a quote that said, " Life is all about perception. Positive versus negative. Whichever you choose will affect and more than likely reflect your outcomes." In society, negativity has been a norm. Saying, "I suck at public speaking," is being negative. A person with a growth mindset would say, "I suck at public speaking right now, but I'll get better with trying even harder," Create the best out of every negative scenario you're in.
Why Do We Fall - Motivational Video
What consumes your mind, controls your life. Don't let the negative consume you. Be like the RAS (reticular activating system) which is the first filter that your thoughts go through. Filter what goes through your brain. Only let the good in and keep on fighting to reach your goal. Why give up in the middle of your fight when you're almost there? Why avoid the help you get when you can improve yourself? Who do you want to be? Do you want to stay where you're at and never improve, or do you want to expand your abilities and reach levels you never thought you could? You chose.