The Far Reaching Tentacles of Growth (& Scarcity) Mindset
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Growth mindset is an accelerator.
→ It will have you taking chances, pushing at the edges, and lapping others.
Scarcity mindset is a suffocator.
→ It keeps brilliant talent small, wastes years of time, and sometimes prevents great ability from surfacing at all.
People think of growth mindset as it pertains to learning. That’s well and good, but it only skims the surface of what having a deep growth mindset can do for you. We’re going to go deeper.
You are likely not in complete scarcity or complete growth, but a combination of both…this is where most people live, and it’s what allows scarcity to stay under the radar, even for people who are doing quite well…people most would label as “successful.”
They have strengths in some strong areas of growth mindset - while completely missing the scarcity that they carry along that prevents a phenomenal level of scale from happening.
As one founder I worked with said, “I never saw why I kept putting plans on the backburner as I pushed forward other areas of the business, watched ideas I had not happen, or didn’t just do the things I needed to do - but it makes so much sense.”
Some people skew more scarcity, some skew more growth…and they cover the sins (or strengths) of the other. People rarely embody all of one or the other - they are partners in crime.
It’s easy to rationalize and justify these ways we shortchange ourselves, and we develop blind spots to the growth we could be having. It’s time to shift that up.
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