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How to Develop a Growth Mindset: 7 Steps to Achieving Success



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Have you ever thought about what mindset you need to achieve success? Do you wonder what secret recipe you need to follow to reach lifelong goals?

A growth mindset might just be the answer. Embracing a growth mindset means you thrive on challenges and constantly look to improve yourself. You have faith in hard work and that through sheer grit, you can accomplish big dreams in life.

Working to develop this mindset will help you in overcoming any roadblock that comes your way. Here is a step-by-step strategy to cultivate a growth mindset.

1. Acknowledge Perfection Doesn’t Exist

Perfectionism is an obstacle that will only keep our mindset stuck in place, unable to make progress. However, that shouldn’t stop us from pursuing our hopes and dreams.

Breaking free from perfectionism isn’t easy. I’ve personally had trouble working around perfectionism. From my experience, the first step is to wholeheartedly accept all your flaws and imperfections.

Recognize that there are many areas you can improve in and even more room for growth. There is no greater joy than finding that it is within your abilities to transform yourself.

2. Stop Being Afraid Of Failure

People who are averse to failure will never find a sliver of success. Attaining your goals requires you to tackle obstacles, criticism, and self-doubt.

You can’t afford to be fearful of failure. Instead, you must show tenacity in reaching your goals no matter how many times you fail. Realize that setbacks do not imply you aren’t good enough. It simply means one less path you should likely avoid.

For example, if you fail at your first startup business, there are probably many missteps you made. Perhaps it could be because you didn’t set realistic goals. Or you didn’t have a structured, rigid business plan.

Once you have pinpointed your mistakes, you can learn and prevent them from happening again. This learning process is crucial because how else will you grow if you do not embrace failure?

3. Develop A Sense Of Ambition

Your goal can’t simply be to surpass a run-of-the-mill fellow in some rural town. Your goal should be to exceed yourself—to continually break through your own barriers.

Ask yourself: What do I want in my life? Freedom? Live carefreely? Achieve world peace? Don’t be shy, and dream ambitiously.

Since the great path leads to the sky, why settle for less? As long as it’s realistic, there is no limit to what you can or can’t accomplish. Especially if it’s been done before, who says you can’t do it either?

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank Clark

4. Envision Your Ideal Future

Having the ideal ending in mind is key to instilling a growth mindset. Make use of your vivid imagination to picture your future self. What makes you excited? What inspires confidence in yourself? How do you see yourself in 5 or 10 years’ time?

When you envision your future, you have the mentality of a successful leader. You’ll keep track of your progress and make sure you’re on track to achieve success in all areas.

5. Push Yourself Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

To reach your full potential, take on challenges that push you out of your comfort zone. If you always make safe, risk-free decisions, you are likely not supporting personal growth. As time passes, you will never see improvement.

That is the worst-case scenario. So try adding some spice to your life. Take up new healthy habits like regular strolls around your neighborhood or learning a new language.

Although you may feel stressed with an unfamiliar addition to your routine, this is a natural reaction. It means you have left your comfort zone and venturing into unknown territory.

6. Stay Dedicated To Your Craft

Having your head in the clouds will not make your life better. You would need to be committed to mastery, working for years before you see any good results.

Successful people like Bill Gates didn’t wake up every morning thinking, “I wish I could become person X, Y, and Z.” Of course, we can’t be certain but I’d safely assume he focused on action to attain goals.

He didn’t give up. He gritted his teeth and forged ahead, despite the challenges. There is no easy shortcut to getting what you want in life. You just have to do the work.

7. Be Consistent

I’m sure we have all struggled with consistency at some point. We may have planned to finish a task in an hour, but it ends up taking a day or two longer. Familiar? Don’t be embarrassed to admit it.

I actually used to have a hard time exercising regularly when I was younger. I barely worked out. I never went out for a run. You might as well have called me a sloth. One day, I woke up feeling this visible weakness throughout my body.

That was a watershed moment in my life because I understood things need to change now. I began exercising almost every day of the week and caring for my physical health. Since achieving consistency, I’ve felt full of positive energy, ready to hammer away at my side businesses.

Final Thoughts

Instilling a growth mindset shows you’re always striving to be the best version of yourself. You will lay the groundwork to succeed in life. However, stay vigilant because it only takes slight negligence to mess up everything you have worked towards.

It’s like a boat during a storm. If you don’t go against the current, you will be pushed back.

In other words, if you sit idle and don’t develop your skills, you won’t be able to squeeze out your potential. So get moving today.

Rei Shen is the founder of Success in Depth, a self-improvement website providing tips for leading a successful life. Rei is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, and self-made millionaire. He has 7+ years of experience in managing personal finances. You can find out more about his work at

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How to Break the Cycles of Mediocrity and Manifest Your Greatness

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity



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In just a few weeks, we will be wrapping up 2023. Can you believe it? This year has been absolutely incredible for me.

I have seen amazing doors opened, new relationships formed and I am seeing dreams realized in my life. While this seems like the hallmarks of a great year, this has also been the most challenging year of my life. With all of the change happening in my life, I have been forced out of my comfort zone and challenged to grow in every area of my life.

I can truly say that I have made the most of my moments this year and I have used everything as a catalyst for maximizing my greatest potential.

As a revolutionary leader, I have the pleasure of consulting and advising leaders around the world to fulfill purpose, realize their greatest potential and make an impact.

I want to share some insights with you that will help you to break cycles of mediocrity and manifest your greatness

Everything legal must come through the matrix

I am sure that some of you are wondering why I am using the term matrix. However, what you have to understand is that I am trying to make a highly complex spiritual principle practical to understand.

Regardless of your spiritual beliefs, every life has an origin and I believe that origin is divine and begins with eternity. You are birthed from eternity and into time to fulfill a unique purpose and assignment in your lifetime and generation.

The matrix is simply the portal or vehicle that brings something out of the invisible realm and into tangible form. The problem with much of the teaching today is that it excludes the matrix. We are told to believe that success is instantaneous and overnight.

Nobody talks about how a dream progresses through stages beginning with visualization and ultimately culminating in manifestation. Without a matrix or portal then everything that you attempt to birth and build will be illegal.

The matrix not only makes you legal but it gives you the authority and power to function as the greatest expression of who you were created to be. 

Every matrix has an incubation process

While many people admire and respect me today, I remember a time when nobody knew who I was or the significance of my message. How did I get to where I am today? I got here through an incubation process.

In other words, everything that has been destined for your life is incubating and awaiting a set time of manifestation. The problem is that most people live their entire lives idle and never initiate the incubation process.

What do I meany by that? Most people are living reckless and very few people are living intentionally. I am amazed at the number of people I have conversations with that have no vision, goals or strategies for their lives. They show great promise and they have undeniable potential.

However, without development they will die with their dreams still in them.

Everything that has been destined for your life must be incubated and converted to become realities born to time. 

“Visualize this thing that you want, see it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin to build.” – Robert Collier

You must give expression to that which is not yet born to time

When you think about a matrix or a prophetic incubation process, you have to understand that potential is often unrealized and untapped. In other words, your potential is in raw form and your potential cannot serve you as long as it is untapped.

The thing that makes me valuable is that I have the ability to convert potential into power. I have done it in my own life and I have empowered leaders around the world to do the same. How do you convert potential into power?

First, it is important to note that you have to perceive potential. If you cannot perceive your potential then you can never cultivate your potential. In addition, you must take the time to cultivate your potential. We often get excited about our capabilities; however, we never expand our capacity in order to realize our greatest potential.

In other words, the strength of your potential is only discovered through your willingness to stretch. The more we are challenged the more we are empowered to expand our capacity for greatness. Most of all, you must begin to express your potential. The expression of potential is different for every person.

For example, the expression of my potential is best demonstrated through the thoughts, ideas, products, services, books, etc.

For another person the expression of potential may look like a screenplay, artwork, sports, scientific discoveries, medical breakthroughs, etc.

Regardless of the form of expression, I know that you will live empty and unfulfilled until you make the decision to express your potential. The expression of your potential gives voice to your dreams, life to your vision, significance to your moments and activates your true power.

You must manifest your greatness

As a revolutionary thinker and leader, my work has impacted people around the world. I am grateful that my life is a source of empowerment to so many people. However, before anyone could ever benefit from my life, I had to make a non-negotiable decision to become who I was born to be.

I wish I could tell you that this journey is easy and that you will get there overnight. However, in a world that celebrates us for doing we are often criticized for being. As a result, I wasted a lot of time trying to be who other people wanted me to be instead of being who I was born to be.

There is no greatness without becoming and there is no becoming with authenticity. It is through our bravery to be vulnerable that we ultimately manifest our greatness. We do not bless the world by being a duplicate. We bless the world when we honor our difference. When you honor your difference you honor your potential.

Ultimately, your difference is how you manifest your greatness.

When you present anything but your authentic self to the world, you are playing small and you are robbing the world of your significance. Manifesting your greatness requires you to master your gifts.

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