No matter what, people grow. If you chose not to grow, you’re staying in a small box with a small mindset. People who win go outside of that box. It’s very simple when you look at it. – Kevin Hart
Your success in achieving whatever goals you have has a lot to do with your mindset. What is it? It’s the way you see the world, how you interpret what happens to you, and also all the beliefs you hold about yourself, the world, and your ability to succeed. The right mindset can make a difference between making it and falling short. Here are the signs that your mindset is working in your favor.
You understand change and embrace it
Change is inevitable, no matter how much we fight it, but many people will stubbornly refuse to acknowledge this fact. They will fight change before it comes, resist it during the process, and then struggle to accept the inevitable. While there are changes you can fight and maybe even should fight, you need to also cultivate an open mind towards it.
Change will happen, and if you embrace it, you can save yourself time and heartache. You can get ahead of the curve and become a leader, the first adopter. A sign of a strong mindset is the ability to handle change in an effective way.
You stay motivated
Another sign of a powerful mindset is the ability to maintain your motivation no matter what happens. You are able to manage your emotions and motivation and keep going even when things change or get worse.
Sure, you might need some time to adapt and adjust. Maybe you even go through periods when you feel down. But ultimately you always come back up and find yourself moving forward once more.
You can leave situations when they are not working out
Some people might stay a long time in a situation that is not working out: a toxic relationship, a terrible job, a failing business, and so on. But the right mindset will show you that it is better to leave.
You don’t stick around when you should move on to new things, instead, you are able to close cycles and continue forward, even if it means giving up on a losing situation. Rather than beating a dead horse, you have the courage to start over.
You can speak about when you need to
The right mindset involves finding a balance. You are not entitled, but you are also no pushover. When you are not being treated well, you can speak up and put your boundaries.
Setting boundaries is a powerful sign of a strong mindset, because many people struggle with identifying when and where they can or should draw a line. But this mindset is also flexible enough to allow you to find a compromise when you have to do so.
You celebrate others
Life is not a zero sum game. If you have the right mindset, you don’t view the success of the people around you as a direct threat to your own. Instead, you are able to celebrate and uplift others. Sure, nobody is completely free of nasty feelings like envy or jealousy, but with the right mindset, you are still able to acknowledge and congratulate other people on their achievements.
This is a positive and constructive characteristic that allows you to cultivate stronger relationships with other people and also stay motivated no matter what others around you might be achieving.
You are flexible but stay true to yourself
A strong mindset is not rigid. Things that are too rigid break easily when confronted with stress and pressure. You are flexible enough to adapt to new situations and adopt new attitudes, skills, and ideas as they fit your life. However, you are not flexible enough to give up your values and most important traits.
You are able to adapt to new challenges and shift the way you act when you find it’s not working out in your favor. At the same time, you are also able to maintain the core of your self and reject changing the things that are truly important.