Mindset is the secret superpower that we often forget we have when we’re faced with a tough situation — especially when it comes to entrepreneurship. Sometimes it’s the superpower we know we have, but it takes a lot of discipline and faith to leverage it in certain situations (like starting your own company). I’m a big believer that how we view a situation can shape our reality; in other words, we have the ability to manifest by having a clear vision that shapes our beliefs, then our actions and ultimately our reality. I’ve seen entrepreneurs with incredible ideas and business plans let their self-doubt and fear of failure become their reality. And I’ve seen leaders turn struggling companies to high-growth ones simply because they believed it was possible, and their acts of faith paved the way to success.
“A growth mindset can help you stay motivated and persistent in the face of challenges because you believe that you can improve and that your efforts will pay off.” – Nancy Twine
Having a growth mindset is critical to entrepreneurship because it helps you approach challenges and setbacks with a positive attitude and the belief that you can improve and learn from them. This can be particularly beneficial in situations where you need to learn new skills or adapt to changing circumstances. Challenges are unavoidable when you’re setting big goals for yourself. Overcoming entrepreneurial obstacles can be painful, but it’s often what makes us wiser, stronger and more confident in our ability to tackle what comes at us. How we view challenges and setbacks is directly linked to our probability of success. In other words, the more we don’t get deterred by the curve balls, the likelier it is that we end up staying on the windy road toward a successful entrepreneurial venture.
A growth mindset can help you stay motivated and persistent in the face of entrepreneurial challenges because you believe that you can improve and that your efforts will pay off. It can also help you learn from your mistakes and failures, rather than becoming discouraged by them. Building mental muscle is essential to maintaining a growth mindset, so wellness modalities like meditation, yoga, exercise and a nutrient-rich diet can greatly impact your ability to show up with the right outlook and persistence during times of adversity.
Growth mindset is a key pillar of entrepreneurship because developing resilience and the ability to bounce back from setbacks is essential to achieving success and building a life well lived. Beyond topics on building an entrepreneurial mindset, we’ll also be talking a lot about career development because the two certainly go hand-in-hand.
I look forward to sharing some of my personal entrepreneurial hacks and bringing in a few experts to share their insight, too.