Published: 06th July 2020
The trainer brainer: Manage your mindset to succeed
In simple terms, mindset can also be an indicator of the emotional wellbeing or the emotional intelligence quotient of an individual
It is all about zeroing in on the right mantra to succeed in a professional environment. In the present times, the playing field between the candidates, in terms of educational qualifications, has been levelled while applying for various jobs. If there is one aspect that the employers or recruiters look for in a candidate, it must certainly be their mindset.
In simple terms, mindset can also be an indicator of the emotional wellbeing or the emotional intelligence quotient of an individual. But the reference to mindset here is much more than that. It covers the wider aspects — that of the basic core beliefs and quality of thinking of an individual. It can be conveniently taken as the drive or orientation of an individual’s journey towards success.
I have been meeting many students across the length and breadth of the state of Tamil Nadu and beyond and one very significant observation that comes out of this experience is that the students have a varied mindset. Some are very energetic and seek to make use of the opportunities that come their way with utmost confidence, displaying an internal positive drive. On the other hand, a vast majority among them are stuck within their own shells and do not radiate the appropriate enthusiasm of being on the threshold of career opportunities. They seem to be caught up in the web of negativism and take it for granted that their success is not in their own hands.
If you are a graduate and seek opportunities for career development, then you must be adept with the trait of managing your mindset for your success. There are two kinds of mindset which have been put forward by the renowned psychologist Carol Dweck. Check them out to determine which you are living with.
1. Fixed Mindset: You tend to believe that your abilities are fixed and static. You are prone to be influenced by fear and do not make use of opportunities.
2. Growth Mindset: You believe that your skills and talents can be developed through opportunities. You are open-minded and motivated to take on challenges without any fear.