Your mindset creates how you perceive reality. That is why the more you are able to learn about your mindset the more you are able to learn about your perception and maybe even adjust it to work better for you. Read more about how your thoughts create your world here.
What Really Is A Mindset?
First, this is an important question to answer. Abraham Hicks, the law of attraction author says, “a belief is only a thought you keep thinking”. Our mindset becomes fixed preferences and beliefs that affect how you will react to and view situations.
How we immediately react to situations depends strongly on our mindset. Whether we immediately feel victimized, feel motivated, or what our focus lies on. Our mindsets include our drive and guide us to place each of our focuses in different areas.
The state of mind we choose to live in color the lens we perceive life out of. When we become aware of the colors we see in then we can adapt and adjust the colors more consciously so that we can enjoy the view.
What Kind of Mindsets Are There?
You may be wondering what kind of mindset do I have? Well, the first types of mindsets we will cover are growth vs fixed mindset. These mindsets can accompany the others that are listed below, but first, these can offer you a deep insight into the way you approach viewing your characteristics.
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Growth or Fixed Mindsets
One main difference between the two is the belief that characteristics or personal qualities are permanent or “fixed”.
Identifying which of these mindsets you fall into can open your eyes to more easily welcoming involvement for your highest good. It is also possible to have a mix of these two mindsets.
Within the growth mindset, this person views their efforts as increasing their intelligence and success. They believe they can increase their strengths through effort and see skillsets as more moldable and are not anchored to simply talent.
They view themselves with high levels of adaptability and focus their attention on their next evolvement. Typically, they place extra effort and attention on projects because they believe it will lead to a higher achievement.
These people are more likely to be able to own their mistakes as they strongly believe that effort will grow their intellect.
With a fixed mindset one views that their skillsets and qualities are innate. They do not equate levels of effort to success rather than natural talent and fixed characteristics. This involves the viewpoint of what talents you have you cannot specifically grow from long term effort.
These people may have a higher drive to appear skilled as they believe you are born with a certain amount of intelligence that can not be improved.
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Victim or Creator Mindset
People with victim based mindsets believe that life is happening to them rather than for them. They see the glass as more half empty rather than half full. They may have a tendency to be more anxious or self-conscious.
They are more likely to be easily offended and can avoid accepting responsibility due to believing that they are in a position of being helpless or wronged. Negative self-talk and self-pity typically surround this mindset as well.
This quote from Byron Katie highlights some of the struggles one with a victim mentality may face and why a creator mindset creates more ease in one’s life.
For the creator mindset, these people commonly feel that life happens for them rather than to them. This takes them out of the powerless perspective of a victim mentality and commonly will leave them feeling empowered to create the happiness they want.
They take responsibility for how situations play out in their life, what emotional state they are in, and what initiative they are taking to create the life they desire.
Scarcity of Abundance Mindset
Scarcity mindsets commonly depict people’s relationships with their material reality. This is most commonly associated with finances.
These people may be less likely to share due to the fear that they don’t have enough. When out of balance these people do not let themselves enjoy life and strongly restrict themselves.
Abundance mindsets commonly are presented with the trust that these people have to continuously support themselves and have enough.
They are more likely to share and have an easier time making investments. When out of balance they may be oversharing and overspending.
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