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.
In short, having a growth mindset is essential for success. The growth mindset creates a powerful passion for learning.
MORE IDEAS FROM THE BOOK
Intelligence can be developed. Leads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency to...
As a result, they reach ever-higher levels of achievement.
All this gives them a greater sense of will.
Intelligence is static. Leads to a desire, to look smart and therefore a tendency to...
As a result, they may plateau early and achieve less than their full potential.
All this confirms as deterministic view of the world.
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 rather than learning from our mistakes.
We are all afraid of new experiences, especially of the ones that require us to leave the safety of our comfort zone.
The way we react whenever this occurs has a big influence on how we live our life: instead of being scared, why not trying to embrace the new challenges with optimism and self-confidence? The results might be quite impressive.
Why some people achieve more & some achieve less than expected?
The key to answering this is mobilizing our resources for learning & not for protecting our egos...the low-effort syndrome. Working hard isn't something that makes us vulnerable (to possible failure & so...judgment), it makes you smarter.
Prodigies or not, we all have interests that can blossom into abilities. With the right mindset & right teaching, people are capable of a lot more than we think - the potential to develop.
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