Rather than seek out opportunities to repeatedly prove your abilities, look for challenges that may encourage learning and growth.
Look for these opportunities to practice perseverance and learn from mistakes. Over time, a “growth” mindset can become an unconscious response.
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Notice if you rush to conclusions about fundamental abilities:
The 3 steps to encourage a change in mindset:
If a task doesn’t come easily, remind yourself that it isn’t a reflection of your inherent worth, but instead an opportunity to learn and improve.
And research shows that considering a growth mindset for a few moments before starting a task can improve performance.
People with a Growth Mindset believe they can grow, develop, and master whatever skills and abilities they wish in life.
They enjoy learning and overcoming challenges, working outside the comfort zone and growing.
...so many people declare they have it:
But a growth mindset is not something you declare, it’s a really difficult journey you take over a long period of time.
...it's clear that those fixed mindsets will cause you to avoid experiences where you might feel like a failure. As a result, you don't learn as much and it's hard to get better.
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