Knowing Your Mindset: Fixed vs. Growth
Do you have the right mindset? This lesson is based off the book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. After reading about the fixed vs. growth mindsets and their consequences, I knew this concept was too important not to share.
If I wasn’t clear in this video, I recommend that you read the book yourself to fully grasp an understanding of these mindsets (especially if you’re a parent, teacher, coach).
If you realized that you’ve had a fixed mindset, know that you can change! You can always choose to adopt the growth mindset. Strive for growth and learning, not to prove yourself (because you don’t have to!) 🙂
Read the book ▸ Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Below are some great graphics to help you better understand the two mindsets.
I will be honest – I didn’t absolutely love the book, so it won’t be going on my favorites list. I thought the author spent too much time giving example after example, that I skipped through many of the middle chapters on sports stories. Still, I think the basic concept is really important for everyone to grasp. If you can understand these mindsets by reading blogs & summaries online, then you’ll get the gist of the book. But if you believe you have a deeply fixed mindset and are looking to adopt the growth mindset, then I’d recommend you read the book since it goes deep.
How much do you really know about yourself?
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