The rapidly changing world will have a huge impact on people's well-being, both professionally and personally, in the coming decades. I am convinced that continuously developing a path of personal growth will be necessary for people to meet this great challenge.
In this section “Grow along in a fast-changing world” I would like to share my experience and I want to inspire people to invest time in their growth path, both on a personal and professional level.
Developing a growth mindset is an important tool against the rapidly changing world.
A path of personal growth will have a different meaning for everyone. When I talk to people about a path of personal growth, I often hear the connection with enjoying life, taking time off, going on vacation. To me this means much more than that. A path to me means the path I walk to grow. At any time, my path can take a different direction with different elements that I focus on through the insights I gain.
My journey of personal growth started with an awareness of the importance of the growth mindset. The psychologist Carol Dweck has spent years researching the difference between people with a static mindset and people with a growth mindset. Carol Dweck argues in her research that achieving results in all areas largely depends on the strength of our growth mindset and to a lesser extent on the underlying talent. In her book 'Mindset' she states that people with a static mindset who feel good about it can safely continue with this. I personally believe that people with a static mindset have a much greater chance that their professional and personal well-being is affected by the world that is changing faster in all areas. I am convinced that developing a growth mindset will be an important tool against this rapidly changing world.
I want to work hard in the coming months to boost my energy level
During my first season (S1 Europe Spain/France 2021 ) I have thought a lot about the most important aspects of my personal growth that I will have to devote time to in the coming months.
During the 18 days of S1 traveling alone, I realized how important my family is to me. It seems like a cliché, but I have thought about this a lot. I have resolved to perpetuate this awareness.
And not only my family but also the importance of family and real friends. I will never forget my return from S1. I felt real friendship and affection in that moment. It had been a long time since I was this moved. I have always tried to pay attention to family and friends. I will undoubtedly continue this attitude.
Another aspect that I have experienced is the large amount of energy I had every day to start the heavy bike ride on a daily basis. Undoubtedly there is a link with the way I have lived: no alcohol, no coffee, enough sleep, up early, a healthy environment, no news and social media followed and no emails handled. I want to work hard in the coming months to boost my energy level by applying the same way to a great extent.
What is your way of arming yourself against the rapidly changing world?
Thinking about the following questions may be helpful to you:
- What kind of mindset do you have yourself? The static mindset or growth mindset? And which mindset do you want to develop?
- Are you convinced that the rapidly changing world will have an impact on your life? And what is your idea of how to arm yourself against it?
It is normal if you cannot immediately formulate an answer. It is important that you take your time and do this uninhibitedly at a quiet moment. I'm curious what you think about it!