What is Growth Mindset?
We are all born with a natural curiosity and desire to learn. As we grow and develop, our experiences begin to shape how we view the world and our role within it. Social interactions, successes, failures, difficulties, and empathetic responses are just a few of the factors that can contribute to how our minds take on new challenges, tasks, and learning opportunities.
A person who has developed a fixed mindset believes that intelligence is "fixed" and cannot be altered. A fixed mindset believes that we have a finite reserve of intelligence and that we cannot grow beyond our current perceived limits. This mindset avoids challenges and obstacles. Effort is often viewed as a waste of time and criticism is often ignored or viewed as negative. When witnessing the success of others a fixed mindset feels threatened. As a result, they may plateau early and achieve less than their full potential.
Luckily, a person at any age can work on strengthening a growth mindset. A person with a growth mindset believes that intelligence can be developed and that our current perceived limits are temporary as we begin to learn how to grow beyond them. This mindset embraces Challenges and obstacles viewing them as a means to learn and overcome adversity. Effort is viewed as a path toward mastery and personal growth. Criticism is experienced as a helpful means of improving oneself and the success of others inspires this individual to continue to try their best even with the most difficult tasks.
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