Do you have a fixed mindset, a growth mindset or both?
According to Dr. Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, it's possible to have one or the other, and sometimes even both! We can have a fixed mindset for a particular area of our life, but have a growth mindset for every other area.
A key thing to remember:
How? Your language will be absolute, and oftentimes negative. For example,
"I can't lose twenty pounds. Everyone in my family is just big-boned."
"I can't do algebra. I'm not smart enough."
"I can't run a mile! I can barely walk a block."
People with a fixed mindset don't like challenges, see failure as a threat to their intelligence, and don't see learning as a process.
Growth mindset people enjoy the process of learning and believe that, with effort, success can be theirs. Failure is viewed as a necessary part of the process.
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