In her book said the new psychology of success, Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., a fixed mindset is “you believe that your qualities are carved in stone.“ A growth mindset means that you have a belief that your “basic qualities or things that you can cultivate through your efforts… everyone can change and grow through this application and experience.“
Those who have a fixed mindset will only focus on their talent and intelligence but do not take the time in developing other talents.
Someone who has a growth mindset believes that their basic abilities can be challenged. Those who have a growth mindset can develop other abilities through hard work. Challenging their basic abilities to mean that they learn something new and they accomplish more things and are more resilient.
Those who have a fixed mindset do not like challenges. They give up easily, believe that their abilities are fixed. They avoid challenges and feel threatened by others. They ignore constructive criticism. They do not get out of their comfort zone. They also look for people that reinforce what their fixed abilities are.
Those who have a growth mindset are more resilient, they persevere in their challenges in life. The focus on the process of learning and not just the outcome. Those who have a growth mindset embrace challenges in life. Someone who has a growth mindset is often inspired by others. Those who have a growth mindset embrace criticism. They challenge themselves so that they can master new talents. They engage deeper in the process and learn from their errors. They look for other people that will challenge them and make them grow. Those who have a growth mindset are more innovative and are able to collaborate with many people.
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