• Helene Palmer

Create A Mindset for Career Success – How to change your mindset?

Mindsets are powerful. Shifting them can be hard work, sometimes sudden and always amazingly transformative.

In today’s world you blink and you miss how technology has once again evolved. Business models are changing rapidly. Global consciousness is evolving all the time. Embracing a growth mindset is fundamental for your career success.

Remember, mindsets aren’t just beliefs, they define who we are, and who we can become. Research shows that your mindset predicts achievement. How good do you want to be?

So, how do we achieve a growth mindset?

A good place to start is to ask for feedback. Don't be afraid to be criticized or judged, see constructive feedback as an opportunity to grow. Get interested in developing and challenging yourself.

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common? They read. A lot. Lifelong learning enhances personal development, as well as employability.

Do you read for entertainment or do you read for self-improvement, education and success?

If you are feeling too comfortable in your current career it might be time to seek out a new challenge. Challenges are opportunities that propel you forward towards your goals and help you grow. Magic happens outside your comfort zone.

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. ~ C.S. Lewis

Did you know that Michael Jordan, the man who went on to become one of the most famous NBA players of all time, was cut from his high school basketball team? Motivated to prove himself, Jordan trained rigorously and became the star of the junior varsity team instead.

I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed. ~ Michael Jordan

JK Rowling once got fired because she spent her days writing stories instead of working. By the time she had the idea for the Harry Potter series, Rowling was a single mother living on welfare. Today, as the richest author in the world, she uses her fame and fortune to give back to those who have less. Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for “not being creative enough,“ lost the rights to his first character, ”Oswald the Lucky Rabbit," and drove his first business into bankruptcy.

Edison is the best example of how important self-confidence and perseverance are. He failed thousands of times to invent a commercially viable electric light bulb, but to him failure was just another step on the road to success:

I have not failed. I have just found 9,999 ways that do not work.

In 1985, Steve Jobs was fired from his own company because he was considered "uncontrollable" and his projects — unviable. Steve returned in 1996 when Apple, which was on the verge of bankruptcy, decided to buy the new small company he had created. Since then, Apple... You know the story!

The most famous quartet the world has ever known was rejected by many record companies in the beginning of their career. On January 1, 1962, The Beatles came to London and recorded 15 songs at Decca Records. But Decca rejected the band, making one of the biggest mistakes in music industry history.

One of Oprah’s first jobs in TV ended abruptly after the producer declared she was “unfit for television.”

Embrace Failure. You need to see Failure as a positive thing. We all have setbacks, but they help us to grow and the lessons move us closer to our goals, just not in the way we expected.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Push yourself every day. Go beyond your comfort zone. You are more capable than you think. Don’t limit yourself to things you consider realistic and possible. Go beyond that. Many of the things that exist today are possible because of people who dared to dream big and make the impossible possible. So why not be one of them yourself?

It all starts in the mind and if you want to be successful, you have to feel it and act like it already happened.

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