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Decoding the Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset Argument



A lot of times we think the way we think or do what we do without understanding why we even think or act the same. If you revisit the bottom line, it’s all in the mindset. “Mindset” is the core or a power bank to what we think about ourselves and others or the way we perceive success and failure. No one forms a perception or an attitude about something overnight! Whatever one says or thinks is a result of their beliefs, past experiences, nurturing, and environments exposed to them. We live in a world that is continuously changing and evolving. Cultures, norms, beliefs, and even the education sector have seen many changes over the past decades. When we have a positive outlook on every aspect of life, it can help us adjust easily and better. That’s where the concept of mindset comes in. There are generally two types of mindsets; Growth and Fixed mindset. 

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

 Since a mindset is a set of beliefs and influences the way we behave, think, or feel that means that one can either have a fixed or a growth mindset. A growth mindset is the opposite of a fixed mindset and we can’t talk about both without bringing Carol Dweck into the picture. Carol originally coined the term growth mindset. After decades of research, she discovered the power and importance of a growth mindset. The psychologist, professor, and researcher threw more light on the concept in her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. She explains that a person exhibits a growth mindset when they believe they’re not limited by inherent traits or abilities. Basically, they can improve their skills and intelligence through effort. They value learning and also take the initiative to grow or become better. On the other hand, a fixed mindset is when one believes that their abilities or traits can’t be changed or developed. People with a fixed mindset also believe that their intelligence is fixed and in other words, they can’t change it or work to improve it. Having a fixed mindset is detrimental since it makes one’s brain a mere pack of ice. People who normally have a fixed mindset are afraid of challenges, are not open to learning, and see other people’s success as a threat. They also tend to battle cognitive inflexibility which makes it hard for them to adjust to new situations or change. However, the world we live in today requires us to evolve with change, learn new concepts, and stay updated to help us remain or become relevant. Thankfully, science indicates that the human brain is constantly evolving and changing. That means that it can learn new skills or change as per one’s input. One can impact his mindset by constantly learning and applying what they learn. Through this, their old mentality is washed away, and they receive a new perception of themselves and those around them. 

Why Fostering a Growth Mindset is Essential 

 There is always a linear vent that leads to a growth mindset whether in children or adults. Fostering a growth mindset in children is very possible and crucial since it can impact their academic performance and life ahead. In the psychology of education, a growth mindset helps students to develop an ability to learn and absorb concepts. It also eliminates a negative mentality that students tend to have when it comes to new or complex topics. Students will also know that being ineffective and showing it isn’t a sign of weakness and their perception of challenges will also change. They will understand that it all takes effort and the process counts. When it comes to adults or working professionals, possessing a growth mindset is a true game changer. Studies show that in companies where growth mindsets are exhibited, employees are 34% more likely to feel a strong sense of commitment to the organization and there is high morale. In addition, employees are 47% likely to say that their colleagues are trustworthy. Most importantly, a growth mindset can impact a leader’s leadership skills and style. Leaders who display a growth mindset in their workplaces are more likely to succeed in promoting a healthy working environment. Generally, it is essential to foster a growth mindset because of the following.

  1. Increases Cognitive Flexibility

 Cognitive flexibility is all about one’s ability to switch between tasks or adapt to new situations. People who are cognitively flexible are able to learn quickly, respond to challenges positively, and fit in whenever required. These people tend to be creative, flexible, and always eager to learn new things. A 2016 report indicated that employers in at least fifteen of the world’s largest economies wereplanning to put more emphasis on cognitive abilities such as adaptability and creativity. A growth mindset is practically the need of the modern era. Whether one is a student or a professional, developing a growth mindset is necessary to bring about cognitive flexibility.  

  1. Leads to Career Success 

 You have probably come across phrases like “learning never stops” and that’s quite true to every core. There is a lot that can be learned on a daily basis although we may not realize it. With a fixed mindset, one may not realize the need to learn a new skill or improve those that are already existing. However, those with a growth mindset, render every experience a learning opportunity. They are never satisfied with their current performance and always seek more. This attitude then becomes a big driver for change, skills, and personal development. Fostering a growth mindset in kids during childhood is also essential because it leads to better performance in the classroom. As an entrepreneur, having a growth mindset can be the perfect approach to lead your startup to success in little time.  

  1. Helps Deal with Challenges

 Challenges are part of life and there is no way one can attain success without encountering them, however, the difference is how we embrace them. Individuals with a growth mindset are good at embracing challenges and always display persistence and resilience. They always perceive challenges and problems as opportunities to learn, improve and discover themselves. On the contrary, individuals without a growth mindset fear challenges. They also tend to dislike change and aren’t open to anything that exists outside their mindset.   

  1. Promotes Emotional & Mental Health 

 Are you aware that one’s mindset impacts their mental well-being? Martin Seligman, a pioneer of Positive Psychology states that there are five elements that determine one’s happiness and satisfaction in life. These include positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and a sense of accomplishment. However, above all, a growth mindset is crucial to every facet. Individuals with a growth mindset tend to navigate stress better and have an increased level of well-being. Other findings indicate that students with a growth mindset had a lower score on “mental health issues” and “stress due to life events”. In every way, a growth mindset counts and it’s key to self-improvement in this competitive age. Whether at work or school, people with a growth mindset can easily find avenues to plug in and out to help them think creatively or deal with stress.   How to Develop a Growth Mindset There are many approaches to fostering growth mindsets in children, students, and workingprofessionals. Some of the approaches include collaboration, developing a positive attitude towards challenges, minding every attitude, and modeling one’s own success path. Since every individual is different, crafting a way to initiate a change in one’s mindset depending on their strengths and weaknesses is key. Parents can foster a growth mindset in their kids by encouraging them to read and exposing them to the outside world. Teachers can help their learners develop a growth mindset by recognizing and appreciating effort, communicating about growth mindset, and encouraging students to embrace challenges. In workplaces, HR managers and leaders can bring about growth mindsets in employees by classifying success and failure as learning opportunities, promoting inclusivity, and encouraging employees to speak up. There is always a need to develop new skills, enhance the already existing ones or perhaps create a sense of belongingness in communities. And all this is possible with a growth mindset.      

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What Church Religion Is Non-Denominational?



The first that comes to your mind regarding non-denominational churches is their existence. It is because everything starts at a certain point. The need for it is the crux of it happening. However, at the same time, other questions that may pop up in your mind are associated with a belief system, religious practices, and their growth. In this blog, you are about to take a deeper dive and find out the answers to most of these questions. 

What is a Non-Denominational Church? 

Before answering the other questions listed above. We would like to start from the start – what is a non-denominational church? Well, these are not self-affiliated traditional churches. Instead, these happen to possess lenient or not conservative practices of Christianity. Denominational churches are the opposite of non-denominational ones and follow strict rules and practices. On the other hand, non-denominational churches are established by communities or pastors. They follow a unique approach. When it comes to the belief system, interestingly, non-denominational churches have many similarities to protestant churches. For example, denominational churches follow the Methodist, Presbyterian, and Episcopal Bible as well as Protestant Reformation. Some of these concepts and practices are followed by non-denominational churches as well. 

Growth & Stability of Contemporary Non-Denominational Churches 

By far this side of Christianity is growing like fire in the woods. We can say that this kind of research is carried out. In 1990 there were approximately 200,000 non-denominational members. Later in 2008, the number of non-denominational members scaled up to 8 million. 

The Bible in non-denominational Christianity is treated like Holy Scripture. But at the same time, it is not taken as the means of setting customs or rituals. Modern churches have more space in terms of permitting to adopt a Christian’s point of view. For example, when it comes to denominations’ immersion in social concerns and practicality or matters, favor goes to political biases. That’s the reason why non-denominational Christians left all those churches that foiled politics in social matters. 

Last Words: What Church Religion Is Non-Denominational?

To know the accurate answer, you must know the following types of independent churches along with some free organizations. 

Type #1: Self-Governing Christian Churches

These churches are similar to the protestant churches. However, the use of a musical instrument in worship services plays a dominant role. The support of these churches is typically towards and for main teachings that come from the Restoration Era and its Movement. The crux of these churches focuses on obedience to Jesus Christ. 

Type #2: Churches of the Christ

The essence of faith straightforwardly comes from the Scripture, Bible. In this church, even adult members are baptized. Church elders are the ones who take care of congregations. Participation in the communion service or the weekly Eucharist is part of “Churches of the Christ”. 

Type #3: Hope Haven 

This is a non-denominational organization for Christians. At Hope Haven, you get to see people or members helping each other. This church was founded in the year 1964 in Iowa. The main aim of this church is to help and assist disabled members.

To say whether the non-denominational church is a part of the Protestant church or not is quite shaky!  

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Drishyam Films unveiled the ‘SIYA’ teaser




Drishyam Films on Wednesday unveiled the teaser of their upcoming movie ‘SIYA’.

Taking to Instagram, Drishyam Films dropped and trailer and said, “Will she get justice? Watch #Siya’s story unfolds on 16.09.2022. #SearchForJustice.”

“SIYA isn’t just a film but a movement. It’s a voice that will resonate with victims who’ve endured unimaginable emotional, physical, and mental pain. While the film is based out of the heartland of India, much like most of our films, it speaks to a global audience,” film director Manish Mundra said.

Meanwhile, the movie ‘SIYA’ stars Pooja Pandey and Vineet Kumar Singh and will be seen in new avatars.

Earlier actor Vineet said, “It takes a great deal of skill to walk the fine line between entertainment and impactful messaging. Drishyam Films takes a leap of faith here and aims to do just that with SIYA. The film is power-packed, hard-hitting, and one that commands your attention.”

“As a woman, this narrative to me felt like an important one. It’s a story that deserves to be told and one that echoes the sentiments of countless victims,” Pooja said.

Moreover, the movie ‘SIYA’ evolves around the story of a small-town girl who is against all odds. The girls fight for justice and start a movement against the vicious patriarchal system.

However, the movie ‘SIYA’ is produced by Drishyam Films and is scheduled to release on 16 September 2022.

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Raju Srivastav’s health deteriorating, still on ventilator



Raju Srivastava

The condition of comedian Raju Srivastava, who is still unconscious and on life support in the ICU, is reportedly critical.

Raju Srivastava’s condition has got worse, according to the doctors, and he is still in a serious condition.

He was stated to be reacting well, showing a modest improvement in his health, and showing some signs of being able to move his bodily parts.

On August 10, the 58-year-old well-known comedian underwent a cardiac arrest and was subsequently admitted to the AIIMS in Delhi.

According to reports, he was complaining of chest problems while running on the treadmill. On the same day, he had also had an anangioplast.

On Friday, Raju Srivastava’s family released a statement claiming that he is in stable condition and pleading with his followers to disregard rumours and false information concerning his health.

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Hailey Bieber talks about the challanges of married life amid health struggles



Hailey and Justin

It has been four years since Hailey Bieber’s marriage to Justin Bieber, but she claims marriage is challenging.

The creator of “Rhode,” who was just 21 years old when she wed the singer of “Yummy,” opens up about their successes and setbacks in a cover story for Harper’s BAZAAR’s September ICONS issue.

She stated in a magzine, “I just think life is changing all the time… I think a perfect example of that is that over the last six months, both of us have gone through very serious health issues. You have to figure out how to deal with this s—t as it comes, you know? There’s a reason they say ‘for better or for worse.’

The now 25-year-old is referring to the fact that her husband’s face was partially paralysed as a result of being diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt Syndrome earlier this year. Hailey had a little blood clot in her brain months before, which affected her speech.

According to reports, Hailey claims that despite their turbulent relationship last year, she and Justin worked hard to make it work.

“He’s still the person that I want to be rushing back to,” she explained. “I might fly somewhere and go do a job, but I can’t wait to come back and hang out. And I feel like that’s because of the effort that’s been put in on both sides.”

For the uninitiated, the adored couple had dated for a brief period from December 2015 to January 2016 before breaking up. They later reconciled in June 2018 after Justin ended his relationship with singer Selena Gomez, his longtime girlfriend.

Hailey and Justin announced their engagement in July 2018 and their marriage in November 2018. In front of their family and friends, they exchanged vows in 2019.

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Former VP Venkaiah Naidu praises movie ‘Sita Raman’, calls it a must-watch movie



Venkaiah Naidu

Former Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu praised the movie ‘Sita Raman’ and called it a must-watch movie for everyone.

“Watched the movie “Sitaram”. With the coordination of the actors and the technical departments, a beautiful scene has unfolded. Unlike a simple love story, with a heroic soldier background added to it, this film unleashes a range of emotions and is a must-watch for everyone,” Naidu tweeted.

Naidu further said, “Seetharam” gave me the feeling of watching a good movie after a long time. Congratulations to the film team including Director Mr. Hanu Raghavapudi, Producer Mr. Ashwinidat, and Swapna Movie Makers for discovering the beauty of nature that is soothing to the eyes without the sounds of war.”

The movie stars Dulquer Salmaan, Rashmika Mandanna, and Mrunal Thakur and is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi. The movie was released on 5 August 2022.

Thanking Former Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu Dulquer tweeted, “Heartfelt gratitude sir!!!” Meanwhile, movie actress Mrunal wrote, “Thank you so much Sir” and Director also replied and said, “Thank you very much, sir.”

Moreover, the movie ‘Sita Raman’ is a period love story film, set in the 1960s. The movie evolves the journey of Lieutenant Ram who sets on a journey to find his love Sita Mahalakshmi.

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Actor Shefali Shah tests positive for COVID-19 on 17 August



Shefali Shah

Bollywood actor Shefali Shah has been tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. Recently Shah was seen in the movie ‘Darlings’ along with Gangubai actor Alia Bhatt.

Taking to Instagram Shefali said, “I have tested positive for COVID-19. Have immediately isolated myself and will be under home quarantine. I am following all safety products under home quarantine. I am following all safety protocols under the advice of my doctors. Requesting everyone who came in contact with me to get tested immediately too.”

Meanwhile, several fans and well-wishers flooded the social media post’s comment section and wished her a speedy recovery. Actors like Achint Kaur, Saba Pataudi, and Gurpreet Kaur Chadha also wished speedy recovery messages.

Moreover, Shefali will be next seen in ‘Delhi Crime Season 2’ which will release on Netflix on 28 August. However, ‘Doctor G’ will release on 3 December.

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