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Mindset

Mindset

by Carol S. Dweck

1.1 The Two Mindsets

There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed.

A. The Fixed Mindset

Our view of ourselves can determine everything. If we believe that our qualities are unchangeable — the fixed mindset — we will want to prove ourselves correct over and over...

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1.2 The Two Mindsets

B. The Growth Mindset

The passion for stretching ourselves and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.

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Intelligence is static. Leads to a desire, to look smart and therefore a tendency to...

  • Challenges: avoid challenges
  • Obstacles: give up easily
  • Effort: see effort as fruitless or worse
  • Criticism...

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Growth Mindset In Detail

Intelligence can be developed. Leads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency to...

  • Challenges: embrace challenges
  • Obstacles: persist in the face of setbacks
  • Effort: see effort as the path to mastery

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7 Steps To Developing A Growth Mindset.

  1. Be curious.
  2. Be optimistic.
  3. Listen to your inner voice: believe in yourself.
  4. Make a conscious choice.
  5. Replace the negative with the positive. 
  6. Use the power o...

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