When you want to achieve greatness, you’ll tend to fail more often than you succeed. You’re working hard, training, sweating but you can’t avoid the defeats and throw-backs.
How can you overcome the natural reaction of distress and self-doubt? How can you develop a growth mindset to reverse your perception from ‘failed’ to ‘not yet’?
In the past three years, we’ve grown from merely an idea to a strong community of like-minded athletes, spreading the values of sport into business. With that growth in mind, we’ve gathered the top posts we believe will help you further develop a growth mindset:
1. Overcome your fears
The greatest business athletes of all time did not travel life on a straight road. What does success really look like?
Experiencing defeat can spark learnings, expand your comfort zone and give you a base upon which to grow. Adventure athlete and inspirational speaker Marcus Leach shares with us how to abandon your fears to develop a growth mindset.
Check out the full story on how to put your fears aside and go for gold.
2. Get to know yourself better
“You are what you do regularly.” We all think our habits define who we are and what we can become, but do you really know yourself well enough to understand which behaviors lift you up and which hold you down?
There is never going to be one key that unlocks everyone’s full potential. To get into a growth mindset, you first need to explore what your default mindset is. Are you a questioner, rebel, upholder or obliger?
Check out the full story on the key to successful habit change.
3. Invest in your development
Do you want to succeed? Invest in yourself. You wouldn’t expect your body to be able to run a marathon without training for it.
Explore how a former adidas intern’s growth mindset has shaped his development journey.
Check out the full story on why it’s worth investing in your own development.
4. Learn from failure
Success is not defined by the absence of failure. Instead, see failure as an opportunity to bounce back stronger. Quite often, we set our own challenges and overcoming them offers an opportunity to raise our own standards.
Explore how the author of ‘A Letter to My Younger Self’ believes failure will help you to achieve your goals. “Failure is a learning opportunity to improve me and others.”
Check out the full story on why failure is a part of your process to fulfill your purpose.
5. From personal to professional success
We often confuse what it takes to develop professionally versus personally. Can we equate one growth with the other?
A growth mindset is essential for all areas of our lives, but where does it start – at work, at the gym or at home? Learn how to boost your professional success through physical and mental self-development.
Check out the full article on how personal development feeds professional success.
6. Stay motivated to reach your goals
We all strive to be better at what we do. Setting goals is a great way to focus on your growth, measure your performance, motivate yourself and overcome the state of ‘visualizing’ to ‘getting’ what you want.
Runtastic’s Tina Ornezeder explains how she benefits from setting herself realistic goals and taking things step-by-step.
Check out the full story on how to stay motivated with five easy tips for reaching your goals.
7. Explore the signs of success
I’m a product of my circumstances, right? Wrong. There is much more to success than what situations we encounter throughout our lives.
A winning mindset comes with taking chances, reframing losses, respecting the process and welcoming feelings.
Check out the full article to get to know the success signs.