Reflection on Amal Totkay

Areej Nawaz
3 min readApr 9, 2021

Could what you believe about yourself impact your success or failure?

To me the answer is yes! I always believe that a man is a social animal and man learns new things from others, which is Growth Mindset. So the question arises that what is a Mindset? and what is a Growth Mindset?

A mindset refers to whether you believe qualities such as intelligence and talent are fixed or changeable traits.

There are two different types of mindset:

  • People with a fixed mindset believe that these qualities are inborn, fixed, and unchangeable.
  • Those with a growth mindset, on the other hand, believe that these abilities can be developed and strengthened by way of commitment and hard work.

Team Amal believes in developing a growth mindset in the youth, so that they can realize their dreams, and find the ways to achieve their dreams. Amal helps youth to find their interest and it develops new skills in them.

The Impact of Mindset

Your mindset plays a critical role in how you cope with life changes. In school, a growth mindset can contribute to greater achievement and increased effort. When facing a problem such as trying to find a new job, people with growth mindsets show greater resilience. They are more likely to persevere in the face of setbacks while those with fixed mindsets are more liable to give up.

“I’ve seen so many people with this one consuming goal of proving themselves in the classroom, in their careers, and in their relationships. Every situation calls for a confirmation of their intelligence, personality, or character. Every situation is evaluated: Will I succeed or fail? Will I look smart or dumb? Will I be accepted or rejected? Will I feel like a winner or a loser?’’

— CAROL DWECK

Growth mindsets, on the other hand, result in hunger for learning. A desire to work hard and discover new things. To tackle challenges and grow as a person. When people with a growth mindset try and fail, they tend not to view it as a failure or disappointment. Instead, it is a learning experience that can lead to growth and change.

AMAL TOTKAY:

Now I’ll tell 5 Amal Totkay that helps in developing a Growth Mindset.

  1. Self-talk
  2. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
  3. Create New Habits
  4. Ask People Help
  5. Fake It Till You Make It

I find these five tips quiet effective in developing a growth mindset.

The takeaways of these points are that they make us try new things and these tips makes us confident. It helps to sort out matters and helps to work in every kind of environment.

My favorite Amal Totka is to Get Out of Your Comfort Zone. This means putting yourself in challenging situations where you have no other choice than to rise to the occasion and upgrade your mindset is also a really helpful strategy. So maybe asking yourself what situations can I put myself in that will require me to operate on a higher mindset.

I’ve started implementing all of these Amal Totkay in my day to day life. It helped me in solving a problem in my university group. In the end I would just say that start from today, it’s never too late, you can still learn new things and you can still be yourself.

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Areej Nawaz

Dietitian to be in 2022. I'm a humanitarian. I love music and nature.