Mindset is a mental attitude and perception. It`s how we set our own mind and how our minds interpret things. We can see the meaning of mindset in the example of a clock.
The actual time is 5 o’clock. Three groups are formed with different time on their clock.
Group A – is a control group with the clock set as the actual 5 o’clock which we will call as the ‘ordinary level’
Group B – is a group with the time set on their clock at 4 o’clock. We will call them the ‘below ordinary level, and lastly
Group C – with their time set at 6 o’clock which we will call the ‘above ordinary level’.
Imagine Group A will have to attend a meeting or a job interview at 5 o’clock (actual time). They will be able to manage the time according to what the ‘world’ is following.
Group B on the other hand will not be able to attend the meeting or a job interview since their reference is one hour behind the common people’s time. They will miss it should they plan according to their time.
Group C, though their time is set one hour ahead of the actual will have ample of time arriving for the meeting or a job interview. They perhaps can achieve more things and familiarize themselves with the surrounding and prepare for more.
The same goes to our mindset. If we set our mind as the average people, we will achieve as what the average people will and normal results. If we set our mind below the average level we will possibly fail in whatever we want to achieve. On the contrary, if we set our mind above the average level and ahead of the people’s expectation, we can achieve more, creative and can easily adapt to any changes.
This could be implemented in any group discussions or motivational trainings if anyone would like to try the examples of having the right mind set.
Cristina Emilia Stefan
February 11, 2015