About Growth Mindset
What is Growth Mindset?
A growth mindset comes from the belief that your abilities and intelligence are things that can develop and grow with effort.
A person who has a growth mindset thrives on challenge and sees failure not as evidence of unintelligence, but as a springboard for growth and for stretching their own abilities.
People who have a Growth Mindset
- Embrace challenges
- Persist in adversity
- See that effort lead to mastery
- Learn from criticism
- Find inspiration in the success of others
The Importance of Growth Mindset?
According to Dweck’s research, people who have a growth mindset reach much higher levels of achievement and success.
What is a Fixed Mindset?
A fixed mindset comes from the belief that your qualities and abilities are a static given and cannot be developed in any real meaningful way.
A person who has a fixed mindset spends time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They think that talent is all they need to create success and that effort won’t make a big difference.
People who have a Fixed Mindset
- Avoid challenges
- Give up easily
- See effort as useless
- Ignore constructive criticism
- Feel threaten by the success of others