Mindset Matters

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By nature, the world is filled with ups and downs. There are good days and there are bad just as there are wins and there are losses. The volatility of life remains the one reliable constant that defines so much of our time here. No matter who you are or what you do, there is a natural ebb and flow to your day-to-day, month-to-month, and year-to-year journeys.

The power of believing that you can improve is what builds an aptitude for resilience and the know-how to meaningfully progress. Carol Dweck an American Psychologist and Professor at Stanford University, coined the phrase “Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset” on this basis. Her research led her to better understand that people who look at both failures and success as a learning opportunity and were able to make that their primary point of focus in all ventures—were predominantly more happy and successful than those who did not. It’s essentially a booster rocket for the idiom, Mind Over Matter.

Your Prism is a mapping of the most important things that make you, well—you. It can be used for anything really, but when you use it as a guide for bettering yourself—you hold the treasure map to your own success. Lucky for you, a few lines have already been drawn to help chart your success. The Prism Practice Areas section of the SurePeople platform holds a collection of skills that Prism has recommended that you focus on. Just by nature of all your strengths, you have blind spots. These Prism skills are designed to help you think critically about the impact these blindspots have in your endeavors while providing a path for turning downs into ups. Remember, it’s not the failures or success that define us. It’s how we react to them.

“Results are nothing; the energies which produce them and which again spring from them are everything.”

― Wilhelm Von Humboldt

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