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Mindsets and failure

Mindsets and failure

  • For the fixed mindset, failure is transformed from an action (I failed) to an identity (I am a failure). For people with this mindset, failure can define them in a permanent way. And they might try to repair their self-esteem by assigning blame or making excuses.
  • Failure can be a painful experience for the growth mindset too. But it doesn’t define people. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.

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The growth mindset

The growth mindset

  • The growth mindset is the belief that abilities can be cultivated through effort. Everyone can change and grow through application and experience. 
  • This is the mindset that allows people to succeed during challenging times.
  • P...

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Benjamin Barber

"I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures... I divide the world into the learners and non-learners."

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The fixed mindset and entitlement

When people with a fixed mindset usually try to prove that they’re special. The problem is when special begins to mean better than others.

People who believe in fixed traits feel an urgency to succeed, and when they do succeed, they feel and display a sense of superiori...

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How to grow your mindset

  • For the rest of your life, seek constructive criticism, even when you're tempted to create a world in which you're perfect.
  • Is there something in your past that you think measured you? A test score, being fired from a job or being rejected? F...

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Mindsets are powerful beliefs

Mindsets are powerful beliefs

Mindsets are just beliefs; powerful ones, but they’re just something in your mind, and you can change them.

Just by being aware of the two mindsets (fixed and growth), you can start thinking and reacting in different ways. It’s also important to realize...

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Mindsets in relationships

People with a fixed mindset usually say the ideal partner would:

  • Put them on a pedestal.
  • Make them feel perfect.
  • Worship them.

People with the growth mindset hope their ideal partner is someone who would:

  • See thei...

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Having "potential"

  • The fixed mindset says that tests or experts can tell us what our potential is, what we’re capable of, what our future will be: you can simply measure the fixed ability right now and project it into the future.
  • The idea that one evaluation can measure you fo...

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The fixed mindset

The fixed mindset

  • Having a fixed mindset means believing that your qualities are carved in stone. This creates an urgency to prove yourself all the time.
  • People with a fixed mindset expect ability to show up on its own before any learning takes place.
  • Some of...

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Effort is terrifying for the fixed mindset

From the point of view of the fixed mindset, effort is only for people with deficiencies. Needing it casts a shadow on your ability.

Effort also leaves you with no excuses. Without effort, you can always say, “I could have been ...” But once you try, yo...

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The growth mindset and change

The growth mindset and change

The growth mindset shows that people can change, but it doesn’t tell you how much change is possible or how long change will take.

The growth mindset also doesn’t mean everything that can be changed should be changed. We all need to accept some of our imper...

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Procrastination And Making Excuses

There is a denial of procrastination, where we are telling ourselves that we are working as we should and there is no problem at all. The valid justifications we make to cover the problem or delay is essentially an excuse.

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People with an active mindset are in control and their attitude has ownership. They own their failures and appear responsible and truthful. They say it like it is and the language they use provides a sense of respect and humility.

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