Exploring new ways of thinking is critical to achieving your goals.

We’ve all met or known negative people. Their skepticism and critical mindset hampers enthusiasm and productivity. On the other hand, having a positive mindset can steer you toward achieving your goals. Cultivating a positive mindset takes work, but pays off with opening you up to seeing things in other ways. Entrepreneur talked to mindset expert Angie Zimmerman, who offers eight distinct mindsets that can put you on the path to success. Here are some of her observations:

    Keeping a growth mindset. This is one of the most important things you can do to push the boundaries of your ideas to new levels.

    Feed the positive, block the negative. Surrounding yourself with positive influences and feeding your mind with positive information helps you become your best self.

    Stay healthy in mind and body. Keeping fit and healthy fosters positive thoughts and can help you take actions to achieve your goals.

The article goes on to say that other tactics like taking risks, embracing mistakes and being constantly curious are other ways to break out of a fixed mindset and push you to greater success. Read on to see why your mindset matters in the full article.