MINDSET: The Wednesday Word #WednesdayWisdom
DEFINITION: the established set of attitudes held by someone. a mental attitude or inclination : a fixed state of mind
ETYMOLOGY: also mind-set, “habits of mind formed by previous experience,” 1916, in educators’ and psychologists’
ACTION IDEA: What kind of mindset do you have? Growth or Fixed?
MINDSET: The Wednesday Word
A growth mindset, proposed by Stanford professor Carol Dweck in her book Mindset, describes people who believe that their success depends on time and effort. People with a growth mindset feel their skills and intelligence can be improved with effort and persistence. They embrace challenges, persist through obstacles, learn from criticism and seek out inspiration in others’ success. Those who hold a growth mindset believe that they can get better at something by dedication of time, effort and energy. Working on one’s flaws, and the process—not the outcome—are the most important components. With time and practice, people with a growth mindset believe they can achieve what they want.
The opposite of a growth mindset is a fixed mindset.
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