Small ways to apply growth mindset in daily life

No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.

– Carol Dweck

– Focus more on the efforts you are making. Whatever you do, give it your best. Continue to work hard because you want to get better at your craft.

I am applying this by trying to write more blogs to improve my writing. I do not analyse my productivity or my work based on how much likes I get but on how much effort I put in. The more I continue to do so, the more I will learn and improve. It has been a radical shift in my perspective actually, choosing to focus on my efforts and working hard instead of waiting for some reward.

I remember the kind of blogs I used to write earlier, when I had just started writing and the kind of blogs I write now. There is definitely a huge difference. And it happened because I started writing more. I think focus on creating more is the key here, you will improve along the way.

If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.

– Carol Dweck

– Take on Challenges. Do not be scared of failure, its just a stepping stone towards success.

To be honest, my parents did not read this research when they were parenting me. I was the kind of girl who will try new things and if I don’t get it right the first time, I will think this is not for me and I will move on.

All this changed the moment I started reading the book ‘Mindset’ by Carol Dweck. Now I am more open to taking on challenges. I am willing to try and fail and try and fail and try again and see where it takes me. I was never a “challenge loving” person. I am still not completely, but now at least I am open to trying new things and give it a shot again and again. Even if I don’t get something right in the first attempt, I will not associate that with my self worth and try again. I found comfort in knowing that – failure is not the opposite of success, its a part of it. So true!

True self-confidence is “the courage to be open—to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.” Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow.

– Carol Dweck

– Be confident in your ability to figure things out. Not just based on your achievements or what you have already done, but your willingness to take on challenges.

I find it liberating to associate my self confidence with my efforts instead of the results. Earlier I was so focused on the outcome of my efforts that when I tried and failed, I blamed myself for it. And it did no good for my self esteem. And eventually I started getting frustrated by all this.

But now as I focus my attention on the efforts I am taking, it feels good. Its like you are in control of how much you work hard and be proud about that.

Also I have noticed that this type of confidence is more stable. When I have confidence that – I will win the next competition, it is unstable if I lose. When I have confidence that – This project is hard, but I am ready to take all the efforts, I feel stable.

You know that even if something comes to disrupt your path, you have confidence that you will figure out the way.

Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way. When people…change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth take plenty of time, effort, and mutual support.

– Carol Dweck

11 responses to “Small ways to apply growth mindset in daily life”

  1. Reblogged this on Nilesh Sharma and commented:
    Read this amazing post on Growth Mindset by my fellow blogger Vrunda…

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    1. Thank you for sharing Nilesh!! ❤️

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  2. SMiLes Dear Vrunda Sea Turtles Swim Slow
    In Flow With Ocean Colors Sadly

    Rabbits Run

    Fast And Multiply

    The Same Way

    Yet Don’t


    Around Very Long

    Such Is the Circle of Life
    As All Of Reality Consumes
    Itself Like A Snake Consuming Its Tale

    For What Is Life Yet A Breath Now my FRiEnD

    To Color Life Deeper in Feelings And Senses That

    Are Real NoW As Now Becomes The ULTiMaTE Only

    Destination of Joy To Give And Share Caring Free

    With Least Harm For All in Compassion As

    A Buddha Might Relate too Yes

    A Jesus And Lao Tzu

    And Krishna

    Only Playing

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    Just Loving Life Now For Real

    Cooperatively With All SMiLes Dear FRiEnD Every Word i Write

    Is A Letter to Some Other Soul(s) Who Inspire in 92 Months
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    in History by Far now my FRiEnD in 945 MacroVerses Now That
    Is Each And Every One of my Blog Posts too; Yet Before i Started

    Measuring it in 2016, Then On Memorial Day Weekend When

    i Started “Nether Land Bible”, 273 MacroVerses, Just a Subchapter
    of the Whole Bible Poem, “SonG oF mY SoUL”, Now In Just the
    60th Month Effort That is Coming for the 5 Year Anniversary
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    A Hurricane in Bands Widening Like Galaxies too

    Closer to 60,000 Words About Every 2 Weeks

    Yet Doing The Math For All 92 Months About An
    Average of 100,000 Words A Month in Free Verse
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    Colors Creating Evermore Now With No
    Concern if Anyone Looks At Them
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    And You Know What Even if Someone Had
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    A Single Like And Rarely A View Yet You See it
    Is Only Fumes of the Art of my Soul The Important
    Part the Heaven is The Journey of Coloring my Soul
    in Autotelic Flow of Bliss Like Any ‘Field of Dreams’

    The Only ‘He’ Who Will Come to The Fruition of my
    Dream Guaranteed is me With SMiLes Hehe Now

    Also As i’m Sure i’ve Mentioned Before too, 14,833
    Miles of Public Dancing in 92 Months Just So Happy
    To Come Out of my Shut-In Home, So Deathly Ill
    in Pain And Numb For 66 Months Then; True, i Came to

    Understand What Pain And Numb Severe And Long in
    HeLL oN EartH Teaches Be Happy For This Breath
    Now For It is Truly All We Have That is Real to Give,
    Share, Caring Free For All With Least Harm Just Loving


    NoW FoR ReaL…

    Anyway Dear Vrunda Just Linking to Prove
    That Anything Is Possible if We Just Don’t
    Give Up As True It Wasn’t Just That Folks

    Weren’t Liking It, Folks Were Telling me what
    i Do is Nothing of Value And Ridiculous too Both
    The Free Dance And Song in Heaven Now Essence Over
    Form Just Just Happy Inside No Matter What Anyone Else

    Thought i LEarned
    Through All that
    Pain and Numb
    For 66 Months

    What Matters Most

    Is How We Feel and Sense
    Within And How We Share
    That Positive Energy All oF iT
    Best with Others Now As it is True

    In This Play of Art We Are not Limited to
    Flesh and Blood For How Many Lives Our Art
    May Eventually Touch On A ‘Wrong Planet’ Some
    Folks Attempted to Bully Me off Calling me Mentally
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    Can Try

    to Feel

    Big By Attempting

    To Bring Someone Lower;

    Yet You See i Already Went to
    The Lowest Place Within HeLL ON EaRTH
    Now THere Was No Place They Could Take me
    WHeRe i Didn’t Still Have A Dance And Song To Come Out
    on the Sunny Side of Shine Dear FRiEnD True When We Master

    Our Emotions

    in Regulating them

    And Integrating Our Senses

    Same in Balancing Mind And Body Soul When We

    Generate Our

    Own Happy Neurohormones And Neurochemicals
    Through Bio-FeedBack Like Writing A Free Verse
    Poetry Flow Free Verse Dancing in Autotelic

    Flow Too True

    Yes For All Practical
    Intents And Purposes
    NoW iS Eternal to Color
    Ever Deeper More in Joy…

    Hehe Also Writing A Thread
    Approaching 500,000 Words
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    Philosophies Named “Depth of the Story”

    In the Same Place Where Everyone Told me
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    Generated 50,050 Views Since August 19th, Limited to the Folks

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    Thank You On That Ongoing Solo Effort Yet You See

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    A Color of Heaven For
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    Now i Have All The Patience in the World
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    Weaknesses of Others More Than Ever Before

    Yes Dear Vrunda, Life IS A Practice As We Light Up
    And Color Our Living Trees From Head to Toe of Soul
    And Spread Those Colors Giving Sharing Caring the


    Or Not

    With Least Harm
    For All; i Don’t Sell
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    Longer Part of my Life;

    Yet i Can’t Disagree With Nike
    The Company or that Term for
    The Goddess of Victory Yes “Just
    Do It” Do More iN Self-Advocating-Victory Now..:)

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  3. Sarvesh Nandedkar Avatar
    Sarvesh Nandedkar

    Wow! This should be the mantra of life…so simple yet so inspiring! Really well put, Vrunda.

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    1. Thank you so much Sarvesh!! ❤️ Means a lot! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  4. challenges are key .. from them ..we fail , learn , improve , try again and again until we succeed ♥️ …

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    1. Yesss! That’s true!❤️ Keep up this perspective! 👍

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      1. 🤗🤗


  5. I have loved discovering Carol Dweck this term at uni. Thanks for the nice read.

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    1. Glad you like it! 🙂


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