A ‘Transformative Mindset’ is the mother of all mindsets to stay relevant in the world of change today. It is a state of mind which allows you to quickly pivot and thrive in a state of chaos and disruption which has taken centre stage everywhere today. It’s a continuous moult from the state of smartness to being wise, where transformation becomes a second nature or way of life. To describe a ‘Transformative Mindset’ to you more simply – you reinvent frequently, refresh and reboot to always be at your optimal best version. You change with change perpetually and stay way ahead in your game.
Sounds exciting? Is this even possible? It surely is, but like changing your mindset to what you want or need to be, it’s a ‘change challenge’ which you need to take in all seriousness, commit yourself and passionately follow the steps you need to take to meet your change challenge head on. Believe in the extraordinary phenomenon of Neuroplasticity. The brain is like plastic and can be moulded the way you want to over time, you can actually achieve your dreams and ambitions by changing your mindset.
Always remember that you have the super power of choice. Here are 3 magical steps that you can take to evolve successfully to a ‘Transformative Mindset’
Transform the way you transform
Unknown to us we have transformed from the time we were born through various learnings of growing up. Sometimes our learnings and therefore transformation came from harsh and painful mistakes. How quickly we transformed to make balancing our bi-cycle an involuntary action after the several times we fell off our seats! We transform through structured training, voluntary learning and by burning our fingers. Change the way you transform by learning from not only your mistakes, but by the mistakes of others. Don’t repeat your mistakes. Make transformation your mission and become quick and nimble to bring about the change. You must have heard this saying “There are three kinds of people. One kind who make things happen, another who watch what happened and the third kind who wonder what happened’. Be, the first kind.
Move out of the ‘Legacy Mindset’
Human beings love rituals and following the method of legacy. Don’t keep doing things because it’s always been done in a particular manner. Follow your religious and cultural beliefs or the culture of you organisation/firm by all means but do not blindly follow methods of doing business. Some of these methods were created at a time when the environment around us was different. Every time lapse creates evolution of human beings, technological advancements and even changes in consumer value belief systems. Challenge current systems and processes to adapt and evolve, create and nurture an innovation led culture. Legacy needs continuous polish or it rusts away and becomes an impediment in sustainable progress. Appoint yourself as the transformative champion of your organisation and blaze the trail
Avoid Transformation fatigue
The only certainty we know of today, is uncertainty. If positive transformation becomes our survival mission, it requires a much higher level of energy to be continuously objective focussed. The brain consumes maximum energy as compared to the body. Even when on standby the brain works continuously. Most of our brain cylinders fire when we deliberately seek changes in the way we react and function and we deplete energy faster. Transformation fatigue is eminent. How do we avoid this transformation fatigue? Always remember, a healthy body houses a healthy mind. Remind yourself that being healthy means better energy. So, stay fit and do everything you can to support good health. Eat right, exercise, sleep well. Mental health problems cause energy leaks. So, embrace wellness, happiness and do not forget to keep rest and recreation as a priority. And learn to laugh and relax.
Evolving to a ‘Transformative Mindset’ is a process of going regularly to a brain gym. Results will show for sure!
“Yes, your transformation will be hard. Yes, you will feel frightened, messed up and knocked down. Yes, you’ll want to stop. Yes, it’s the best work you’ll ever do.” Robin Sharma
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