Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Mindset for career growth

“A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.”--Doug Larson

       As you might  have observed that  some people are progressing fast in their career path and some people are not progressing enough despite their  potential.Even though there  may be many  external factors contribute to  the growth, the choice of mindset  and personal qualities exhibited by the individual contributes significantly. The individual either  possesses  a growth mindset or survival mindset and accordingly  demonstrates  the behavior in a professional environment.

Let us understand the two categories of people  and qualities

Growth Mindset  and qualities:

  • They  always  eager to learn something new 
  • They accept the challenges and  do the mental risk calculation
  • Always look for the opportunity  to contribute during interaction, crisis moment and do their best
  • Generally they do not bother much about  their defined target set by  others and go beyond
  • Their  thinking and solution approach is  always one step ahead of current titles 
Survival  Mindset and qualities:

  • They do what is given or asked to do
  • When opportunities given, they have always found the reason why can not be done
  • Being in the same environment, they are always complaining  others
  • They always depend on  someone or forum to take a decision
  • They refer to the rules and processes frequently  
  
Being in survival mindset is not a big issue if it is a conscious choice of the individual.However  the awareness of the above mindset will help you to change yourself into growth mindset and  you attract good things in life!