The People Who Succeed Here.
There are two kinds of people I meet when I host a workshop.
1. “I shouldn’t have to do that.”
- “I went to a top school.”
- “I’m a VP. I can’t start from the bottom again.”
- “Do you know how much money I used to make?”
- “I know what I’m doing.”
- “I’ve put in my time.”
2. “Yes, I can try that.”
- “Yes, and I have a lot to learn.”
- “Yes, and I can work my ass off.”
- “Yes, and I don’t focus on what is out of my control.”
The former is a fixed mindset. That’s not to say these folks haven’t worked hard to get into the top school or get promoted to VP. But now, facing change, they are hung up on the past. This mindset won’t take you far.
A growth mindset recognizes that the world of work is always evolving. Sometimes getting what we want means creating new starting lines. It means leaving your ego and leading with a “Yes and” attitude and a give-first perspective.