Tuesday, September 16, 2014


People sometimes say: "You keep talking about mindset; what's so big about mindset?"  Typically I reply: "Everything starts and ends in the brain." According to Dr. Dweck, there are two clear types of mindsets and the way in which you lead your life is profoundly impacted by the mindset you adopt for yourself. A fixed mindset (a belief that your qualities are set in stone creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over); A growth mindset (a belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. It’s not that anyone can become anything but that one’s individual potential is unknowable and that it is impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil, and training). The fixed mindset makes you concerned with how you’ll be judged; the growth mindset makes you concerned with improving. You can change your mindset. (Dweck, Carol S., PhD. Mindset. Mindset. P 6-13. NY:Ballantine Books, 2006.)

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