At Winning Mindset (our parent company), we often talk about a predator mindset versus a prey mindset. In the animal kingdom, predator animals have eyes in the front of their head while prey have eyes on the side of their heads. This is because predators are focused and narrowed in on their goal (hunting for food) while prey animals are constantly worried and watching out for predators so they can run.
It is easy to see why this concept is so important in sports. Predator mindsets are focused on achieving their goals, aggressive, quick to strike at their opponents while prey mindsets are worried about what their opponent might do and are constantly reacting instead of acting. You may be wondering: how does this fit into an academic mindset?
Think about your school life. Can you break down your academic performance into predator or prey mindsets? Let's evaluate the two mindsets and think about the different type of student that you could be based on your mindset.
A prey mindset will keep you average and mediocre. It will ensure that you don't stand out. A predator mindset will keep you hungry and aggressively chasing opportunities. It will bring out the best qualities in you and improve every aspect of your school life. Choose a predator mindset every day and watch your success skyrocket!