How to Unlearn Limiting Mindsets and Become the Best Version of Yourself

Things don’t change — you change.

Your Most Powerful Limits Were Learned in Childhood

Back when I was an emotional mess in therapy, my therapist instructed me to read David Richo’s How to Be an Adult.

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The 3 Toxic Mindsets That Always Lead to Mediocrity

There are three mindsets that cause the most damage in an individual’s life: the Fixed mindset, the Scarcity mindset, and the Entertainment mindset.

Fixed to Growth mindset

Carol Dweck’s book Mindset is one of the most powerful books I’ve read in years. She explains the “fixed” mindset is founded on the belief that you can’t change. You are who you are, and that’s final.

Scarcity to Abundance mindset

The Scarcity mindset says, “There’s only enough for you! Take what you can, and run!

Entertainment to Education mindset

Most people seek entertainment and distraction. But incredible people seek education and learning.

Don’t Fear Being Different; Fear Fitting In With Mediocrity

Those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them.”

Most people just want to fit in and enjoy the safety of the herd— to fly under the radar, not rock the boat, and live as hassle-free as possible.

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Your Estimations of Yourself Are Probably Wrong

“Most people drift through life without devoting much conscious energy to figuring out specifically what they want and what they need to do to take themselves there.”

-Darren Hardy, former editor of SUCCESS Magazine

The truth is, your estimations of yourself are probably wrong. Perhaps wildly wrong. You are stronger than you think.

Don’t Seek Security, Seek Growth (Even If It’s Uncomfortable)

  1. Fear of judgement
  2. Other people’s definition of success

“What separates a master from a cubicle worker (both of whom perform actions over long periods of time) is that the cubicle workers does the action and seeks completion while the master does action with the intention of discovery.”

In Conclusion

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