In this edition, moving on from overcoming what might be holding us back in stepping into the arena, I thought sharing some insights into how you can re-train your brain and master your mindset to support stepping into the arena, to dare greatly, would be valuable.
First, watch the 3 min video below for a practical example of how we build new neurological pathways.
One of the biggest enablers in realising our potential is believing we can in the first instance. Henry Ford famously stated:
‘Whether you think you can or you can’t, either way you are right’.
Carol Dweck’s work on the power of our beliefs with her fixed and growth mindsets has changed the methodology for children’s education and learning. Importantly, the same insights apply to adults. In fact, my sense is our workplaces and organisations would be whole lot more functional and productive if we adopted more of the language and practices of growth mindsets into our performance management processes, but that’s a topic for another edition.
So, what does this all mean when it comes to stepping into the arena?
Well, if you can re-train your brain (which we know you can through creating new neurological pathways) and actively choose to master your growth mindset, then you will embrace rather than avoid the challenge; you’ll learn from constructive feedback rather than ignore it; you’ll persist in the face of setbacks rather than give up.
And here’s the thing – it’s all down to you and your beliefs. Remember, whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right.
Is it hard? You betcha, but aren’t most worthwhile things in life? So, let’s accept this and start taking action to build new neurological pathways to support us stepping into the arena.
Now, some questions for you to reflect on:
- We all have moments of being in a fixed mindset. How will you know when you are?
- Now, what actions will you take to move from fixed to growth mindset?
- How will you know you are in growth mindset mode?
Feel free to to share your thoughts and responses below.
If you think others could benefit from stepping into the arena, please share with a friend.
Welcome to the Arena!
I’m Dr Jess Murphy, Founder of Pathway to Your Potential Pty Ltd.
We collaborate with people and organisations at all levels, around the world, to enhance leadership effectiveness, drive more inclusive, higher performing cultures, and leverage difference in all its forms.
Want to challenge the status quo? Develop yourself, your team or shake up your organisation & industry? Join me in the arena as I share learnings, insights and importantly, dare greatly to take action.
Dr Jess Murphy – Founder
Having spent 20+ years in the corporate world holding various senior leadership roles, alongside her Adjunct Professorship in Business Leadership, Jess delivers a unique blend of pragmatism and cutting-edge insights to ensure immediate real-world application.
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