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The nature of mindsets

Describing the nature of mindsets

  • Mindsets are unique to everyone.
  • Mindsets are created by experiences.
  • Mindsets create blind spots. They provide us with fragmented ways of looking at the world.
  • Mindsets are self-deceptive.
  • Mindsets shape our everyday lives. Changing our lives means shifting our mindsets.
  • Mindsets create our shared world. They are a powerful leverage point for cultural and systemic change.
  • Mindsets can be transcended, using mindfulness.

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“It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” 

“It is not primarily our physical selves that limit us but rather our mindset about our physical limits.” 

The three basic mindsets

  • The fixed mindset: Believes strengths are innate gifts that can't be developed.
  • The growth mindset: Believes strengths can be developed with effort.
  • The benefit mindset: Believes in developing strengths and meaningfully contributes to a future of greater possibility.

“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”

“We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.”

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

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