Our hope is that by providing real education; the tools and knowledge needed to become masters of our own minds and the conscious and powerful creators of our own lives; every human being could be empowered to reach their highest potential.
And in realising the highest potential of human beings collectively, we can allow ourselves to hope for and strive to achieve lasting, positive change, on a global scale.
We believe that every person should take specific and focused action in pursuit of their dreams and in developing a vision of life that moves beyond normal conventions or perceived limitations.
And find out why most people fail constantly to succeed when trying to change and improve a situation or condition!
No matter which area of your life you want to improve right now, you must be prepared and ready for the changes.
You can only achieve that by understanding yourself completely and everything else around you. And that takes time, patience and discipline.
The more knowledge, understanding and awareness you gain every day, it increases your chances to achieve the results you desire for your life.
We believe that it is the courage to change and to take action that separates individuals who reach the heights of their own potential and those who do not.
“Knowledge and skills amount to very little without having the right mind-set and the right attitude towards taking action that’s effective.”
– Renato Marques
The Importance of Mindset
Why is it that some people seem to shine in any sphere in which they choose to exert themselves, and others cannot manage even a glimmer despite obvious talent?
Research shows that it’s the way that they think about their ability that really counts.
Most of those who have achieved greatness, to use Shakespeare’s phrase, have worked extremely hard to get there. Many were told that they would never amount to anything. But they believed that they could achieve, and worked hard to do so.
Fixed or Growth Mindset?
There are two ways to view intelligence or ability:
- Ability it is fixed or ingrained – in other words, we are born with a certain level of ability and we cannot change that. This is called a fixed mindset.
- We can develop our ability through hard work and effort. This is called a growth mindset.
These two different beliefs lead to different behaviour, and also to different results. For example, students with a growth mindset were shown to increase their grades over time. Those who believed that their intelligence was ingrained did not; in fact, their grades got worse.
Having a growth mindset (the belief that you are in control of your own ability, and can learn and improve) is the key to success.
Yes, hard work, effort, and persistence are all important, but not as important as having that underlying belief that you are in control of your own destiny.
Mindset in Practice
People with these two mindsets actually think differently and also react to information differently.
In particular, they respond differently to information about performance.
- In people with a fixed mindset, the brain is most active when they are being given information about how well they have done, for example, test results or grades. They also tend to impose limitations and obstacles on their potential.
- In people with a growth mindset, the brain is most active when they are being told what they could do to improve. These people are set to be leaders and inspirational people. They are ready to face new challenges and are optimistic about the outcome of any situation. They also have the ability to quickly see opportunities that arise from problems and failures.
It’s a very different approach: from ‘How did I do?’ to ‘What can I do better next time?’
One is about how they are perceived, and one is about how they can learn. You can see which one is likely to lead to better results in future.
Mindsets in action: The Tortoise and the Hare
Remember the story of the tortoise and the hare?
The hare was so certain that he would win that he sat down and went to sleep during the race.
The tortoise just plodded on and kept going, always thinking that he had a chance of winning. When the hare woke, he started running as fast as he could, but he was just too late: the tortoise had won.
The hare had a fixed mindset. He believed that his innate ability would always mean that he would win whatever he did.
The tortoise had a growth mindset. He believed that he needed to work hard and keep going if he was to win. He was also not afraid of failure or he would never have agreed to race the hare.
Dealing with Setbacks
These mindsets also cause people to deal with setbacks differently.
- People with a fixed mindset are very discouraged by setbacks, because a setback dents their belief in their ability. They tend to become uninterested and give up.
- People with a growth mindset view a setback as an opportunity to learn. They tend to try harder in an effort to overcome the problem.
1. You need to recognise that a growth mindset is not just good, but is also supported by science. In other words, you need to be committed to developing a growth mindset.
2. You can learn and teach others about how to develop and improve their abilities through adopting a growth mindset. This will help you to take control of your life, which is hugely empowering. Research shows that people who feel in control tend to perform better. It’s a virtuous cycle.
3. Listen out for your fixed mindset voice. When you hear that little critical voice in your head telling you that you can’t do something, reply with a growth mindset approach and tell it that you can learn.
Mindsets in Life
Mindsets are not just important for learning new skills. They can affect the way that we think about everything.
For example, a growth mindset can help you recover from illness because you believe that you can do something about the illness. They can help you achieve in sport, at work and can also help you grow and develop in relationships and financially.
Cultivating a growth mindset could be the single most important thing you ever do to help you achieve success.
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“It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”
~ Leonardo da Vinci