“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.” — Dale Carnegie
Ludwig van Beethoven was one of the greatest musical composers of all time. He is known for his composition of music and his love for the piano. Yet by the age of 44 or 45, he experienced perhaps the worst thing that can ever happen to a musician, deafness.
You can imagine how stressful this may have been for him – not could he not hear people talking to him but also couldn’t hear music when it was playing. Did that stop him from doing some of his best work? No – he never gave up. He even finished one of the most remarkable pieces that even today is widely-known – the “Ninth Symphony.”
That’s how the growth mindset comes in – he was able to overcome his disability by having the ability and belief that he could change. Beethoven realized that he could not change the fact that he was deaf, but he could change the way he thought and acted with the situation he was in. His circumstance was still hard but he was able to put in more focused effort to grow and develop.
Keep moving forward, that’s what a growth mindset helps us to do.
Surely you may not get that dream job of yours on your first try and you may feel that negativity within you because of the rejection. It may be time for you to consider where your mindset is. Your mind can produce brilliant things when you see the opportunity through the pain and setbacks. Your actions and behavior are greatly affected by your mindset.
When we have the right mindset, we can break through our weaknesses, disabilities, problems, and challenges. Change your mind, change your life
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