Mindset Outperforms Skill Set

by | May 9, 2022 | Confidence, Personal Development

Mindset outperforms skillset with only a few exceptions. 

A global survey was done of employers, and 96% chose mindset over skill set. Also, you are three times more likely to get or keep a job because of mindset rather than skills alone.

An example is an employee I was working with who had a tremendous skill set but was toxic. This person complained, was negative about others, had a scarcity mindset, and was not a team player. They would sometimes produce at a high level, but the collateral damage was enormous. Eventually, this person was fired. 

Skill set involves:

  • Expertise

  • Experience

  • Excellence

Mindset involves: 

(Your established attitudes or beliefs. People fall into two different camps: Growth mindset or a Fixed mindset)

  • Adaptability

  • Curiosity

  • Enthusiasm

  • Self- Development

  • Receiving feedback

  • Attitude toward failure

Now, what if you brought a growth mindset with the best skillset? You could expect big things in your life. 

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