A success mentality is the potential for good results and growth in the day-to-day of those who love to undertake. Thinking positive is important to not only get a glimpse of where you want to go, but also to fulfill the requirements that will take you there.
However, this is a building process that takes place on a daily basis. It is actually necessary to police yourself and keep your focus on what you want.
Being successful in what you do, being recognized within your area (and also outside it) and being a reference in the market… Who doesn’t want that, right?
But, for this, it is necessary to acquire or adapt some habits. A few small actions in everyday life not only make you have a mindset of success and greater growth, but also influence everyone around you.
Nobody is an island and it will hardly be possible to grow up alone. So, the stronger and more shared the mindset of everyone, the closer to the goals one is.
In this article, we’ll talk about some habits, some tips that contribute to the mentality of everyone in companies is one of growth. Be focused on efforts that make businesses grow and professionals stand out.
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7 Habits for a Year-Round Business Success Mindset
A growth mindset requires focus. This you need to be clear from the beginning if you want to stand out in life. When we think about business, this needs to be a much bigger goal.
Also because, depending on the segment in which you and your company operate, competition is huge and just doing “more of the same” won’t get you anywhere.
Or, in fact, it will even lead to: frustration.
That’s why building a successful mindset, while laborious, pays off. And to help you in this mission, we’ve separated 7 habits that you need to either acquire or modify in the way you work.
1 – Be committed and disciplined
“Dressing the T-shirt” is the basic item for any commitment made to be successful. It is necessary to embrace the cause. Be committed to the day-to-day work and its functions.
But discipline is also needed so that this can happen not in the easy way, but in the right way. In sales, for example, this is vital in the mission of how to be a good salesperson.
Only real commitment is made through the conviction that something is important. Only then will people be engaged in what they do and, in case of problems, will not immediately think about giving up.
And that influences everyone around you. Show who you are, what you believe and how you do that whoever is by your side, if you notice that it is true, will be a partner on the journey.
2 – Constantly seek to qualify
Within the context of building a successful mindset is the clear need to constantly improve.
If we think about sales, training is essential. It can be through coaching, courses… it doesn’t matter.
Better than that: if you don’t know, ask. You don’t need to be shy about resorting to someone more experienced than you in the area or in the company itself.
When it comes to companies, it is up to them to offer training to employees. Give it a chance and let those who are really interested in growing come back and dive into the opportunity.
Proactiveness is part of a growth mindset. After all, everyone is – or at least should be – aware of what they need to know and how to act in their daily work.
3 – Be able to see and adapt to changes
Literally overnight, what we had by conviction can simply disappear. If we think of a company, what used to be innovation can be completely outdated within 24 hours. The same goes for professionals and their practices in any segment.
Item 2, by the way, dialogues very well with this one.
Those who are constantly seeking knowledge are able to identify changes and adapt to them. It’s a step back from being change, of course. But it’s still an essential part of building the success mindset you want to have.
Those who are organized and are always attentive to what the market signals are able to plan themselves in the midst of the changes that arise.
4 – Have goals and objectives and pursue them
Setting goals and objectives helps to envision the future – as long as, of course, they are realistic, achievable.
Plan the work and work the plan. This way you will be able to build a growth mindset. Step by step. Not in a hurry, but constant.
You will see that from the moment the first objective is reached, the more energy and disposition you will have to reach the next ones.
5 – Fight your weaknesses
Self-criticism is important to know where professionals and also companies are failing along the way.
It is necessary to identify the defections and fight them. When it comes to organizations, feedback meetings are essential to hear everyone’s perceptions and also understand how they can be fought.
When we talk about the person individually, maybe it’s harder to accept that we have problems, isn’t it? Or, often, putting solutions into practice can take a while.
But seeing where you want to be and having the willpower to change is part of the success mindset. So please try.
If you make a mistake the first time, if you see that it wasn’t the most correct path the second time, there’s no problem. Try and miss – but try! And you’ll start getting it right when you least realize it.
Within this reality, the SWOT analysis helps companies in their mission to identify weaknesses as well as strengths.
6 – Identify patterns of errors and hits
Why did that work?
But what did I do wrong at that time?
Everyone fails and everyone gets it right every day. And everything is fine. But what makes successful people different is understanding the whys.
Why were you able to close that sale and, with another customer with the same profile, not?
And the company managed to retain one talent but lost another. What happened?
Again the self-assessment fits here. But, beyond that, recording exactly how each thing happened, it will be possible to identify patterns and, from there, start either to correct the course, or improve what is correct.
Map, analyze and reflect.
Look what was done correctly, zoom in and repeat. See what didn’t go right, understand the context, fix it and try again.
There is no magic formula. There is work, organization and discipline.
7 – In free time, relax your mind
It goes through a growth mentality to have moments of tranquility, of “disconnection” from the work environment.
Pursuing something you want is good, but making it an obsession and the only reason to live is unhealthy.
So relax your mind. Distract yourself. Get out. Enjoy free time.
It will do just fine when you get back to work.
The layout will be bigger.
Did your free time suddenly bring insights from a movie you saw, a book you read, a chat you had?
But try to oxygenate your head with different things too. Maybe an idea comes up, or a whole new vision of what you deal with on a daily basis? It can be extremely positive. Try it!
Success and Growth Mindset: How Can Businesses Benefit?
Carol Dwerk is a professor of psychology and developed a study that talks about growth mindsets as well as fixed mindsets. The research on mindset is wide and has use in several areas – it even became a book. But the cutout that interests us, in this post, concerns the corporate sphere.
According to her, organizations that adopt a growth mentality encourage people to take more risks, even if the end result is not what was expected.
It becomes a habit to seek the best results by promoting this so-called growth mindset.
But it is necessary to be careful that this does not turn into a “talent race”, with an exaggerated and unfair competition among employees. When this happens, it is called “fixed mindset”.
A healthy mindset within companies encourages constant improvement and the exchange and sharing of information and best practices.
It is essential to adopt it in a healthy way. It cannot be imposed. It takes calm and processes. And all evolution needs to be valued.
A good way out can be the application of agile methods, accelerating everyone’s knowledge and showing how internal practices should occur. We will try?
So, how can we help you?
If you have any questions about this article, or are looking for better results in your company, talk to a consultant today.
Take the opportunity and read two articles that can be useful in your day-to-day business.
The first one has some motivational phrases to inspire you.
The second discusses how the 5S methodology helps companies to improve processes.