- Mindsets are an important part of your personality, but you can change them.
- Believing that your qualities are carved in stone—the fixed mindset.
- The growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.
- The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.
- The other thing exceptional people seem to have is a special talent for converting life’s setbacks into future successes.
- The growth mindset does allow people to love what they’re doing—and to continue to love it in the face of difficulties.
- The growth mindset also doesn’t mean everything that can be changed should be changed. We all need to accept some of our imperfections, especially the ones that don’t really harm our lives or the lives of others.
- These may be beliefs we’re aware of or unaware of, but they strongly affect what we want and whether we succeed in getting it. This tradition also shows how changing people’s beliefs—even the simplest beliefs—can have profound effects.
- This is a wonderful feature of the growth mindset. You don’t have to think you’re already great at something to want to do it and to enjoy doing it.
- An assessment at one point in time has little value for understanding someone’s ability, let alone their potential to succeed in the future.
Interesting lines from ‘Mindset-How you can fulfil your true potential’ by Dr Carol S. Dweck-Part 1
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