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Breaking Free From the Conventional

Breaking Free From the Conventional

Breaking away from conventional and freshly done things can be a powerful tool for personal growth and empowerment. You may become more resilient, confident, and creative by embracing a growth mindset, taking control of your life, and being open to new experiences. Carol Dweck is a psychologist who talks about the importance of a “growth mindset.” This is the idea that people can improve their skills through hard work, learning, and persistence.

A “fixed mindset,” on the other hand, is the assumption that abilities cannot be altered. Making conscious choices and challenging the status quo, rather than simply going along with what society thinks is normal, also contributes to self-empowerment. This could entail taking up a new activity, an exciting career, or volunteering for a cause that aligns with your values and ambitions.

By encouraging you to think outside the box and find new solutions, breaking free from the usual can result in increased creativity and innovation. Although breaking from the norm can be challenging, the advantages are well worth it. It’s natural to feel anxious and uneasy when trying something new, but it’s critical to have a support system to help you get through it.

Seeking advice from a mentor, interacting with like-minded folks, or seeking counselling are examples. To summarize, deviating from the usual is a great instrument for personal development and self-empowerment. To become more resilient, confident, and creative, embrace a growth mindset, take responsibility for your life, and keep yourself open to new experiences.

C. S. Dweck, et al (2006). Mindset: the new success psychology. Random House, New York, New York.

A. Eisenbeiss, D. V. Knippenberg, S. Boerner, and K. Boerner (2008). The psychological and sociological aspects of group identification. Review of Personality and Social Psychology, 12(3), pp. 297-313. H. C. Lench & Co. (2006).

Coping with unpredictability while maintaining a sense of control. 10(3), 308-325.Dweck, C. S. (2006).

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Jeffrey Baldock, BA, BSW, MA, MSW

Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

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