A. I believe in both nature and nurture. This means that we are born with some things that are genetically "hardwired" (nature), but that the way these things are expressed will depend on how we are raised and taught to see the world and interact with it (nurture).
Mindset is not fixed, unless you make it so. Anyone can adopt a growth mindset, though some may find it more challenging than others. Attitude towards mindset can make a big difference in terms of what type of mindset is expressed.
As we are able to collect more precise data using the tools of neuroscience, the more we learn that not only are we able to transform nurture, we can also affect our nature, literally creating new neural networks and pathways in the brain by practicing new thought patterns and engaging in new experiences.
Q: Can you transform a fixed mentality?
A. Only if you want to. It will take a commitment to practicing judgment-free awareness, recognizing growth opportunities, and thinking/doing/feeling new things to experience new outcomes. First, and foremost, it requires the belief that it is possible, even when it feels challenging.
If you would like to learn more about transforming a fixed mindset into a growth mentality, and applying it to your personal and professional life, let's chat.
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