By Kate Rogers, Organisational Development Facilitator with CLIC

Often, our success is influenced by our own mind; our thoughts, opinions and memories of past experiences. This has often been explored, for example, through the Inner Game theory by Tim Gallwey. Mindfulness is an increasingly popular practice that is a helpful and effective way to create the space to see how our thought processes impact our behaviours and our potential. We can also use various tools, such as the ‘Force field Analysis’ by Kurt Lewin to help us to identify how our internal world can impact our outer world, and hinder or help our outcomes.

Carol Dweck argues that our success can also be influenced by our mindset, and how whether we have a ‘growth’ mindset, or a ‘fixed’ mindset can impact on our achievements, and how we feel about our failures. Here in this insightful video, Carol talks more about the differences between growth and fixed mindsets, the impact this can have on how you approach a challenge, and what you can do to develop your own growth mindset.

You can find out further information on growth mind-sets in Carol Dweck’s book ‘Mindset – Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential’.