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A mindset focused on growth is understanding that your abilities are ever evolving. Some people are naturally born to be better at certain things. And others choose to better themselves, and surpass those people with natural talent. Today, we’re going to explore how to successfully develop your own growth mindset, so that you’re always working towards becoming the best version of yourself.

Developing a growth mindset will ensure your lifelong success. The desire and motivation to structure and guide your behaviour towards accomplishment will create a fulfilling life for yourself.

Thoughts have an amazing way of improving your skills & abilities and the world around you. How you view yourself can determine your success.

A growth mindset allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times of their lives. It creates resilience that is essential for great accomplishments. Having a positive mindset sets the tone for growing your mindset. This means not giving up if you’re not comfortable doing something. It’s the difference between “There’s no point in trying, we have no guaranteed success!” to “Let’s do it! We’ll figure it out somehow”.

Firstly, a growth mindset is not just about thinking positively. A growth focused mindset is about accepting feedback, criticism and learning from past experiences. It’s about coming up with strategies to improve your abilities. Having this type of mindset has a big impact on how you approach challenges in life.

If it was linear, anybody would do it.

Therefore, developing a growth mindset starts within. Here are my 5 easy steps to start developing this type of mindset and make all your dreams a reality. Download my FREE planner and get started!

View challenges as opportunities

When the opportunity presents itself, you might start to think about failure. You might think about what will happen after that. As a result you’ll start to consider refusing to step out of your comfort zone, to keep a sense of security. People who focus on self development, see each challenge as an opportunity to grow. They focus on the positive outcomes of challenges. This is how you nurture a growth.

Accept criticism and learn from it

Criticism is not an attack. Accept any idea that is different from yours. Learn from each idea and opinion. Accept that criticism is not coming from a bad place. It’s an opportunity to grow. This is how you sustain a growth mindset. Accepting and learning from past experiences and criticism.

Embrace imperfections

Imperfections are what makes us different and unique. There is no such thing as a perfect individual. Those that seem perfect are in tune with their strenghts and weaknesses. They know what they are capable of and don’t let imperfections rule their life.

Replace failure with learning

When we make a mistake or fall short of a goal, we haven’t failed; we’ve learned.

Start reflecting

Acknowledge, reflect and embrace failures. Become aware of areas that need improvement. Think deeply of past experience and pick up valuable insights as to what to do different.

Finally, once you develop a growth mindset, own it. Always seek learning, self development, self-actualization and create the life you always dreamt of.

Follow my easy 5 steps on developing a growth mindset and see how everything in your life changes. Remember, changes outside come from the inside.

Personal growth is extremely important if you plan reach success and become the best version of yourself. Every single one of us needs to grow and develop. Focusing your attention on personal growth needs to become your number one goal. Think you can’t do that right now due to other commitments? Remember that the time you invest in yourself, in making you better is actually invaluable. You know what they say, what you give is what you get.

Let’s get straight to the point. How do you actually do it?

One amazing way of working on your personal growth is actually through the practice of meditation. I can’t stress enough how much meditation has helped me become a better person, to be calmer and see things from another perspective. In other words, it makes you be at peace with yourself, helps with clearing your mind and aids with thinking more objectively. But, what is meditation and which are its origins?

Continue reading to find out how to work on your personal growth NOW with the help of meditation!

About meditation and its origins

When meditation is mastered, the mind is unwavering like the flame of a candle in a windless place.

Bhagavad Gita

I find it very interesting how a technique used in the 5th millennium BC is still popular in our day and age. Meditation has ties in ancient Egypt and China. It’s believed that it’s originally from India and throughout the years, neighbourhood countries adopted it.

However, even if specialists can state that meditation began thousands of years ago, the exact date is still uncertain. Imagine that even greek philosophers used to practice meditation in order to improve their philosophical life.

In the past, men and women used to believe they gained wisdom by meditating. Which is actually quite true! During the time when Buddha expanded meditation throughout India, 3 ways of meditation began well known and used.

Jain meditation in India – this type of meditation involves your mantra and thinking deeply about the three pedestals of thinking: focusing your attention on the right faith, knowledge and conduct.

Taoist meditation in China – this practice accentuates on the union with nature and on your inner self.

Confucian meditation in China – in order to engage in this type of meditation you don’t have to stop your thoughts, just to redirect your focus on grasping discipline in your current state.

Let’s take a look at the benefits of meditation now!

1. Meditation keeps the doctor away?

Well, not really, but this practice really improves your health. Meditation is known for lowering blood pressure and cholesterol. Therefore, it really does a great job in strengthening your immune system.

Keep your mind and body healthy in order to reach success! In order to make your dreams come true, you’ll have to focus on your physical and mental well-being.

2. Focus and concentration for personal growth

Practicing meditation will help you develop your capacity of focus and concentration. During every session, you’ll have to clear your mind completely and concentrate on your inner self. Therefore, after meditation becomes part of your routine, these skills of yours (focus and concentration) will increase significantly.

3. Be confident and grow beautifully

If you meditate, you will also feel more confident. Confident in yourself and that things will work out exactly how you want them to. I believe everyone knows how important confidence really is these days. Reaching success can be easier if you have this trait in your back pocket. So, make the most out of it!

After you start meditating you will see how much self trust and respect you’ve gained. You will learn how to follow your own intuition and how to achieve your goals.

4. Becoming stress-free

Considering how much you have to focus on clearing your mind and relaxing your body if you are in a meditation state, we can all approve that this practice also reduces stress. If you learn how to control your mind and how to get rid of the unwanted thoughts, you can instantly reduce the level of stress you’re confronting with in a day.

If you want to use your full potential, you’ll have to be relaxed and to stop overthinking things.

5. A creativity boost

If you focus your mind on the positive aspects of life and you meditate weekly in order to maintain your personal growth journey, your creativity will increase on the way. It is normal for you to be much more motivated and creative if your mental state is a good one.

Your mind will be able to think further and to gain much more power, which is just amazing.

It’s wonderful to see how many great things you can achieve if you start to practice meditation. Actually, I believe that if you’re on your road to success and you are keen on achieving your goals, meditation will be your best friend. Why? You might ask. The answer is quite simple. Everyone needs an escape from reality. A place where they can stop stressing so much and where they can focus on themselves only. Isn’t it great that we’ve found this place inside our own minds?

If you can learn how to control your mind, body and soul, the power you’ll hold over your life will be amazing. Create a life you love, because I know you deserve it bestie!

All things considered, how did meditation help you during your personal growth journey? Slide in my DM’s on Instagram (@notagirlygal ) and let me know.

Until next time,

Miss Andrada

XOXO