Growth vs. Fixed Mindset
Change your mind and it will change your entire life.
What is a Fixed Mindset
These individuals are justified in who they are. They believe they were born with a set level of talent, intelligence, skills and this is unchanging. For this reason, they’re less likely to seek challenges and opportunities, but are content in situations where these views of complacency are affirmed; not being motivated to try anything new or take healthy risks that will develop their skills. These individuals believe that talent alone is the basis of success.
Dangers of a Fixed Mindset
Lack of self-awareness
This individual does not seek opportunities to grow or develop
Focuses on external influences (others) instead of internal factors (self)
Feelings of maximum success; they have reached their peak
Take short cuts due to fear of failing
What is a Growth Mindset
Individuals with a growth mindset believe skills (i.e. intelligence, talents) can be established through commitment, discipline and hard work. These individuals are more likely to enjoy learning through the success of others, seek out challenges, and see failure as an opportunity to develop.
Benefits of a Growth Mindset
View challenges as an opportunity
Comfortable with the concept of “Know thyself.” Not define by a person’s opinion
Obstacles are viewed as a chance to develop one’s skills and abilities
Learn how to look at the bigger picture and seek out the solution
Views hindrances as a way to learn from mistakes
This individual understands they are becoming; which means they can grow and develop daily
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can't-you're right.”