There’s a misconception where many people believe that our own only role in life is being a mother once we enter motherhood. However, that’s far from the truth.
Though there’s nothing wrong with being a full-time mom (it’s probably one of the hardest jobs out there, and it’s unpaid on top of it all), I know that many mothers like myself are out there on a quest to grow professionally and personally.
It’s no secret that once you become a mother, your life will seem like it’s on pause. From learning the ins and outs of motherhood to managing schedules more hectic than Jeff Bezos’, it can all feel like chaos. But there is always the opportunity to thrive through the craziest of times as well.
See, it’s all about that growth mindset.
A growth mindset is a belief that people can develop their talents through hard work, methodic actions, and feedback.
If there’s one thing we Latina Moms know is how much hard work we put into our day-to-day. So, let’s use that same effort into ourselves, and in turn, we will be more productive and prosperous.
In fact, some ways can aid in your growth. It’s about planting the seeds without overthinking about it. I’m sure you are well into this and have yet to realize it.
That’s why I want to help you recognize patterns that benefit your life as a whole. In other words: the pathway to a growth mindset.
Don’t fixate on the negative
People with a growth mindset are constantly focused on the positive things in their lives. They won’t dwell on negative situations or outcomes for too long because they understand that won’t work towards their productivity.
So, if you’re someone who rather pays mind to the “bright side,” then you have been working on your personal development. But reflecting on only the positive doesn’t mean that negative situations don’t deserve some attention.
On the contrary, this is the perfect opportunity to ask yourself what you could’ve done to make the situation better. This will allow you to work on skills that can give you the desired outcome the next time. Whether for a potty training day with your kid or a project for work, learning how to react to things is vital for your personal growth.
It’s okay to ask for help
A growth mindset isn’t achieved on its own. You will need help. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. Instead, it shows how you are someone who will look for solutions. So, anytime you’ve found yourself dreading to call someone for a bit of relief was just you dropping in another seed. After all, self-advocacy is vital for any type of growth.
Think beyond a results-driven mentality
Those with a growth mindset understand that your actions should go hand-in-hand with results. Still, that is not the main point of it all. As cliche as this may sound, the process is the high point of this journey. This is when you’ll learn the most about yourself and the behaviors that work best for your life. It is essential to lead life through as many acts of reflection as possible — this is key to your self-realization and inevitable growth as an efficient person in our society.