All you need to develop a "dynamic thinking"

We continue to acquaint you with the translation of the article Chris Bailey, which he wrote during his project A Year of Productivity . Chris spent a lot of really wide variety of experiments, and some of his publications seemed to be interesting, for example, 10 lessons that I have learned after began to use a smartphone 60 minutes a day .

Today we want to introduce you to an article about the two types of thinking - static and dynamic. We found it interesting the idea and how mindset affects the productivity of human and even defines his life. I>

Carol Dweck, a world-renowned psychologist and researcher at Stanford University, argues that the only difference between successful people from the rest is that they are confident in their ability to develop any quality. Carol Dweck, has carried those who consider their capabilities pledged static nature and the category of people with a "fixed / static thinking", and those who on the contrary, believes that all qualities can be developed to a group with "dynamic / flexible thinking.

Two types of thinking

People with a fixed / static thinking think their talents and qualities are unchanged and that any attempt to change their doomed to failure. They accept calls, usually negative, rather than treat them as a chance to improve themselves. These people carefully avoid obstacles because of the fear of falling, failure, and loss of self-esteem. Representatives of this group do not apply force to achieve the goals, because they think that their success is not related to the intensity of work, and according to them the nature of predetermined set of qualities. They are afraid of other people's success and tend to ignore the fair criticism. Dweck argues that these people are vaccinated, "quickly cease to grow and achieve in life is less than could potentially".

That category of people who have a dynamic / flexible thinking, believes that can change their abilities and intelligence through intensive work and perseverance. They persevere when confronted with obstacles, and welcome new challenges, because they perceive as an opportunity to improve. These people believe that hard work - it's the only way to develop the necessary skills. The failure of these people are not afraid - even fail they regard as a chance to develop later. In their experiments, Dweck noticed that people with dynamic thinking "reach much higher goals" and have "developed sense of freedom of choice."

People with dynamic thinking to understand that intelligence can be developed. They are working hard to become more intelligent, focus on self-improvement, not frustrated with the fact that the nature of them is not given as much as we would like.

A short example

Here's a quick example of what these two types of people.

Do not lose heart, but imagine for a moment a terrible day. Getting up in the morning, you find that overslept and did not have time for a cup of coffee. Arriving half asleep, you sat behind the wheel and went to work. At one point, unexpectedly for you, the traffic light changed to red, and you have entered into another car. Could it be worse? When you finally get to work, were forced to listen to the chief concerns regarding your last report.

Spooky day, right? How did people react to it two different types of thinking?

People with a fixed mindset, considers himself an idiot. He will self-flagellation for the fact that managed to create a crash on level ground, "Damn, Chris, you need to be careful!" This person will think that not enough is gifted for his work, and is likely to make even less effort, preparing the next report. Coming home in the evening, he is likely to drink something strong to survive the dreadful consequences of the day.

Anyone who has a dynamic thinking, on the contrary, will make more effort at work on the next report, because the criticism of the chief testifies in his understanding, namely the need to work harder and improve their own performance. This person is likely to be more attentive, sitting behind the wheel the next time, and will make sure to drink a cup of coffee in the morning cherished, even if it leads to a delay of some meeting. He sees the light of day opportunities for growth, learning from mistakes and did not consider it a nightmare.

Advantages of dynamic thinking

Thirty-odd years of studies conducted Dweck has shown that people with dynamic thinking:
- Better in school and succeed in sport
- Have a higher motivation
- Getting better and more successfully manage
- We are satisfied with the relationship
- Get good parents and mentors

They, as a group, are more successful and productive. These people realize that their abilities, talents and intelligence are subject to change and improvement through hard work. That's what they are doing.

How to become the same

Dweck believes that the internal dialogue that leads man to himself, greatly affects his perception of the world. If you constantly tell yourself that must be protected in the event of failure or that all would give you easier, whether you are talented, you know - this is a fixed mindset. Dweck argues that the first step on the road to success - to understand and accept it.

The second step - this, according to Dweck, recognizing that you have a choice. Can be long and read a lot about the benefits of dynamic thinking, but as long as you do not begin to act accordingly its new model, nothing will change. It also recommends that mentally "object" fixed his consciousness, bringing a new, dynamic thinking to gradually adopt the new principles in mind.

Finally, Dweck argues that it is necessary "to begin to live and act in accordance with the dynamic way of thinking" and to listen to his voice.

P.S. from the editor of the translation: if you are interested to read other articles by this author, highly recommend caused much controversy «10 lessons about how to improve productivity, which I learned by working 90 hours a week for a month ».



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