Inner Growth Word of the Day: Mindset (also spelled: mind-set)
Merriam-Webster Dictionary definition: (n.) 1. a mental attitude or inclination. 2. a fixed state of mind
Mindset in a sentence: Your mindset is a very powerful thing when it comes time to face the fears and challenges that you come across as you live life.
Mindset in action: Two people can see the same situation in a completely different way depending on each individual’s mindset.
Mindset and inner growth: When it comes time to look within, knowing what type of mindset you have helps you to understand that within. At the same time, your mindset also determines the attitude and outlook you’ll have when contemplating your inner self and/or when facing the events that take place around you.
Mindset and inner growth action steps:
- In-depth self-exploration questions: What kind of mindset do I have? How has my mindset affected who I am today? Did I always have the same mindset or has it changed in time? If it’s changed, in what ways and when? Who influenced my mindset? Does someone still affect my mindset today? If yes, how do they affect it and what does this say about you to you?
- List or word bubble: Make a list or word bubble with mindset at the center and then list or put around it all the words that come to mind associated with it. Now pick and list at least 10 words to describe your mindset. Write a story, any story with your mindset when it comes to challenges and facing them. Then write a second story, but with another person’s mindset (a friend, family member or a type of mindset of people that you have in mind). What differences do you notice and what thoughts cross your mind about these differences?
- Bring your awareness to your feelings about mindset and after your initial prompt, move to thinking of your mindset with the words you used above to describe it. To each thought and word, try to see if your feelings change about each. If there’s anything that stands out the most as you’re doing this make a note of it and come back to explore it.
Your turn – Share your mindset sentence, life examples, and inner growth action steps; and let me know if you’d like to see something added to our Inner Growth Word of The Day explorations 🙂