This post is long so, have a  break where indicated, then carry on to the end.

Your  thoughts are the keys to what you  do,

Your actions create your  life for you.

The things you  do can be dumb or  great,

It all depends on your mental state.


If you always think with your same old mind,

Then you'll always be in a mental bind.

This can change if you  want it to,

'Cause your mind ain't set like 'instant'  glue.


Your mind, by you,  can be re-set,

To  design the  life you'll not regret.

Mindset is the root of  your success,

So 'set' yours right and avoid a mess.


Your mindset  helps you  win or lose,

So think about the thoughts you use.

Those you act on create your life,

Whether good,  or full of strife.  Me.

Hello and welcome,

Mindset is the habitual, ongoing, way that we each think about life and ourselves. Some people are mind 'set' in ways that keep them down. Others habitually think in ways that maintain optimism, hope  etc. You can have your mind 'set' on one way of thinking or another. Thoughts are the' building blocks of  your life' that come from your  mind. These habitual thoughts run your life. What you think is the foundation of what you do, what you do creates effects, what you have, in our life. This develops your life over time. If you don't  like your life you can change it. How? By changing your habitual/ set thoughts.

Mindset determines failure or success in life,  it  explains:

• Why brains and talent alone don’t bring success.

• How those two capabilities can actually hinder personal progress.

• Why  brains and talent alone don't support self-esteem and accomplishment.

• How understanding and applying a simple concept about the mind can raise expectation and achievement.

• What all great entrepreneurs,  business leaders, successful athletes, realistic  parents,  effective  teachers and  ethical self-help experts know to be a universal worldly truth.

Mindset is the thoughts you have about  yourself  and  your abilities.

People with a growth mind set believe that intellect and talent are just the  starting point and  can be developed through dedication and hard work.. These people develop  a mind set that  includes a 'love of learning, determination and action',  that is essential for great accomplishment. Those people who actually achieve anything 'above average' realize the power of these qualities.  

A growth mindset, creates motivation, productivity, self-empowerment, business enterprise and improves  personal and family  relationships. People with a fixed mindset believe that, their traits are  fixed,  are permanent, that they inherit a certain amount of brains and talent and nothing can change that. People with a growth mindset, on the other hand, see their qualities as things that can be developed through dedication and effort. If they’re brainy or talented that's good but that’s just the starting point. They understand that no one has ever accomplished great things—not Albert Einstein, Picasso or Lewis Hamilton—without years of passionate practice and learning.

(Coffee, tea, beer, break time)!

People do differ,  but why and how?

Individual people have, thought differently, acted differently, and performed differently from each other since the beginning of human development.  So, "Is there  something that made some people permanently different? Why are people different? Why are some people smarter, more honest, more kind and so on? Past investigators  have claimed that there was a strong physical basis for these differences, making them unavoidable and fixed. Physical differences such as the study of bumps on the skull (called phrenology)  and  craniology,  (the study of the shape  of the skull) were also researched. Other early 'experts' pointed to, the  differences in people’s backgrounds, life experiences, training, or ways of learning.

One, more recent, process was the IQ test, in 1903. It wasn't  meant to summarize children’s unchangeable intelligence. It was created, by a French educator,  to identify children who were not benefiting  from their years in  French schools. The researcher believed that new educational programs could be designed to get under achieving  children 'up to scratch'. The test actually identified individual differences in children’s development. The researcher, Alfred Binet,  believed that education and practice could bring about changes in performance.

What about  more recent research?

Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, is the person who 'discovered' the concept of  mindset. By collecting, and analizing,  decades of research on achievement and success she identified  a process, mindset,  that can make a huge difference to any  life.  People with a fixed mindset  believe that their basic abilities, such as intelligence or talents, are fixed and unchangeable. THIS IS TOTALLY UNTRUE.

Most of us spend our  lifetime just accepting  our  abilities rather than developing them. We also believe that talent alone, without any effort, will create success in life,  WRONG AGAIN.

"In a fixed mindset students believe that their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just 'fixed traits'. They have a certain amount and that's that, and then their goal becomes to look smart all the time and never look dumb. In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence. They don't necessarily think everyone's the same or anyone can be Einstein, but they believe everyone can get smarter if they work at it". Carol Dweck, 2012.

The study by  Carole Dweck is considered to be the best insight into the nature and understanding of mindset and its' central role in achieving or failing in life.

This  post is  summarised  by the little rhyme I 'thought up' at the start. Learn it off by heart and it will help you to understand why developing a growth  mindset can change your future.

Beneficially yours, always,


Thought Master and Mentor.     (And budding poet)?

About philinspain

A self - help addict for the last forty years. I have spent the last five years seeking for, and finding, the essential, central and most effective tools that empower personal change. My mission is to, inform serve, help and teach others what I know. Why? Because, you can't use what you don't know. So let me tell you what you need to know through this blog. Albert Einstein knows the truth, but............. it ain't Rocket Science.
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