Why do I feel stuck?
Is this a question you’ve asked yourself lately?
You aren’t alone in your self- questioning. There are hundreds of professional, accomplished, Godly women just like you who ask themselves this same question every day.
If that’s the case, and it is, you may be wondering how you can get past feeling stuck and move into a place you are fully thriving as the woman God called you to be.
Getting unstuck is possible.
Learn the difference between a fixed mindset and growth mindset on today’s podcast!
The Growth Mindset: A Path to Authentic Success
When it comes to success, understanding the interplay between a fixed and a growth mindset can be a game-changer. As we journey through life’s ups and downs, how we perceive our abilities and potential makes all the difference. Let’s delve into the intricacies of these mindsets and their impact on our achievements.
High Achievers and the Danger of Burnout
High achievers are often at risk of neglecting self-care. In their pursuit of success, they often push their limits, relying on adrenaline and cortisol, the stress hormones. While these chemicals give a temporary boost in a high-powered situation, they often lead to a subsequent crash. It’s reminiscent of an Olympic athlete’s journey: intense training culminating in a single event, often followed by an emotional low. Even Michael Phelps, a celebrated Olympian, shared his struggles with depression after achieving his goals.
Finding Purpose Beyond Goals
What happens when we achieve our dreams? While many believe reaching their goals will lead to lasting happiness, it can often leave a void. The issue isn’t the achievement but the perception that there’s nothing beyond it. A growth mindset, however, encourages us to continually reassess our state of mind and direction. It prompts us to ask deeper questions, ensuring we don’t just chase temporary highs but seek sustained fulfillment.
The Mirage of Pursuing Happiness
It’s a common belief: “Follow your passion, and happiness will follow.” But feelings are fickle. If we’re guided solely by them, we risk being led astray. While it’s essential to be in touch with our feelings, a growth mindset teaches us to question them, to ensure our desires align with our long-term goals and values.
Embracing the Plateau
All of us, at some point, experience plateaus in our growth, where it feels like we’re stagnating. It’s during these times that our mindset truly shows its colors. A fixed mindset might tempt us to give up, but a growth mindset pushes us to find learning even in stagnation. It’s about recognizing that discomfort precedes growth.
Rekindling the Flame of Curiosity
The best leaders are lifelong learners. Embracing a beginner’s mindset, regardless of our expertise, keeps our approach fresh. Just as children marvel at the world’s wonders, a growth mindset inspires us to reignite our curiosity. It’s about staying open, hungry, and eager to learn.
Life’s journey is filled with peaks, valleys, and plateaus. By adopting a growth mindset, we not only enhance our chances of success but also ensure a journey filled with learning, curiosity, and fulfillment. So today, do something that challenges you, grows you, and most importantly, makes you curious. Your mind will thank you.