Why we are wired to limit our own potential, and what can we do about it?

Fab Giovanetti
Sep 17 · 2 min read
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One of my FAVOURITE things to do on the weekends (aside from a good ol’ run) is learning.

Yes, I read articles and listen to podcasts or audiobooks throughout the week, but I can only compare it to small sprints.

One of the things I love the most is going out and about with a notebook and write all the ideas I learn from courses, webinars, audiobooks and online conferences.

I am a self-taught web designer, self-taught marketer (if you do not count the 10-year experience) and self-taught online content creator (and course creator).

I was never the smartest in the pack, but I was smart — that much I know.

According to researcher Carol Dweck, author of the amazing book Mindset, it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success–but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset.

People with a growth mindset have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. According to Dweck, when a student has a fixed mindset, they believe that their basic abilities, intelligence, and talents are fixed traits.

Learning is so important it’s one of the habits you even find in Make an Impact. Learning can surely help with developing a growth mindset, however, I find another practise can be as effective, if not more.

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Yes. Most perfectionists and over-achievers are so focused on doing and expecting perfection, they do not take the time to praise themselves for their achievements. Make sure you take the time to do so yourself.

Take 5 minutes every day to celebrate one achievement from the last 24 hours and watch your mindset slowly shifts.

Remember, the mind is just like a muscle — the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets and the more it can expand.


My name is Fab Giovanetti and I am a writer, author, founder of the Health Bloggers Community and professional troublemaker.

I help people making an impact with their influence — sounds like you? Join my community of entrepreneurs, freelancers and creatives by clicking here.

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