Growth Mindset

When it comes to personal growth and learning, we can have one of two mindsets. A fixed mindset or a growth mindset. They refer to the underlying beliefs and notions we have about approaching new material and dealing with the unknown.

But what it really boils down to is how you approach the challenges life throws your way. Do you see them as obstacles and do what you can to avoid them? Or do you use them as a chance to grow and get better at what it is you do?

That difference is one of the reasons it’s important to develop a growth mindset. It helps you make progress, get better, and – as the name implies – grow as a human being. Continue reading

You can have one of two mindsets. A growth one or a fixed one. We all have one or the other. Which mindset we have depends on our upbringing, our circumstances, and often what and how we’ve been taught. It is not surprising, then, that we often have the same mindset as our parents or our most influential teachers.

The fact that teachers can have an impact on their students’ mindset is an interesting one. It means that we’re not stuck with a fixed or a growth mindset forever. Instead, we can choose to develop one over the other. Let’s take a closer look at each of them.

What is a Fixed Mindset?

A person with a fixed mindset believes that they are born with a certain amount of talent. Continue reading