I no longer set New Year’s resolutions. I think it is far better to set intentions. If we follow the latest developments in neuroscience, we can rest assured that our brain, if used correctly, can be a very powerful tool. Although, we currently only use a fraction of its capability and get caught up in the noise of our self-doubts, limiting beliefs and repeat dialogues. Setting an intention is key to bringing about a change or a desired state or goal.
With challenges such as Bitcoin, Blockchain, machine learning, super computing power, and interconnected devices it would be very easy for our intellectual, analytical minds to focus on the technological challenges in our near future. However, the challenges from the ‘People dimension’ in the Fourth industrial Revolution will be just as far reaching.
We can all learn to have a growth mindset. World-renowned Stanford university psychologist Carol Dweck has spent years researching achievement and success. The bottom line is that people with a growth mindset, approach problems in a ‘can do’ way and learn from their mistakes. People with a fixed mindset believe when they have failed, they will be doomed to failure in the future. They are also far less likely to try new things, they believe in the power of natural talent and abilities and tend to blame others when things go wrong.