Fixed Mindsets vs Growth Mindset
There are two main mindsets we can navigate life with: growth and fixed. Having a growth mindset is essential for success. I read Mindset: The New Psychology of Success and I have captured some key summary points for your reference. It’s a must-read for anyone looking to explore their mindset.
· Every time you fail you are learning
· Education and practice could bring about fundamental changes in intelligence
How we word things affects confidence, the words ‘yet’ or ‘not yet,’ “give kids greater confidence, give them a path into the future that creates greater persistence.” We can change mindsets.
· The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life
· Growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Although people may differ in every which way — in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments — everyone can change and grow through application and experience.
· If at first, you don’t succeed, try, try again. Rome wasn’t built in a day.
· Take more risks and believe in yourself!
· Studies show that people are terrible at estimating their abilities.
· World is divided between learners and non-learners
· In the class, I do raise my hand, because if I am wrong, then my mistake will be corrected.
· Many great leaders confront their shortcomings on a regular basis.
· Growth mindset doesn’t just seek challenges, they thrive on them. The bigger the challenge, the more they stretch.
· When I am lying on my death bed, I would like to say “I really explored myself”
· Becoming is better than being.
· NASA thought so. When they were soliciting applications for astronauts, they rejected people with pure histories of success and instead selected people who had had significant failures and bounced back from them.
· I love me
· If you’re somebody when you’re successful, what are you when you’re unsuccessful
· Failure is a painful experience, it does not define you. It’s a problem to face and learned from
· When people believe their basic qualities can be developed, failures may still hurt, but failures don’t define them. And if abilities can be expanded — if change and growth are possible — then there are still many paths to success.
· The lesson was supposed to be that slow and steady wins the race. But, really, did any of us ever want to be the tortoise?
· Even geniuses have to work hard for their achievements
· In a growth mindset, you don’t always need confidence.
· Working hard does not make you vulnerable, but something that made you smarter.
· A student with a growth mindset completely took charge of their learning and motivation.
· What any person in the world can learn, almost all persons can learn,
· The fixed mindset limits achievement. It fills people’s minds with mean thoughts, makes effort disagreeable, and leads to inferior strategies.
· Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning. This is what the growth mindset gives people, and that’s why it helps their abilities grow and bear fruit.
· Find a growth mindset way to compliment
· Mindset is more important than talent
· A genius is one who constantly wants to upgrade his genius.
· Mindset is the ability to dig down and find the strength even when things are going against you.
· Character is what allows you to reach the top and stay there.
· How come Michael Jordan’s skill didn’t seem to decline with age? He did lose some stamina and agility with age, but to compensate, he worked even harder on conditioning and on his moves, like the turnaround jump shot and his celebrated fallaway jumper. He came into the league as 2 slam-dunker and he left as the most complete player ever to grace the game.
· When star players are interviewed after the game, they saw we
· Greatness does not come from the ego of the fixed mindset, with its somebody-nobody syndrome.
· Company that cannot self-correct cannot thrive.
· “When bosses become controlling and abusive, they put everyone into a fixed mindset. This means that instead of learning, growing, and moving the company forward, everyone starts worrying about being ie It starts with the bosses’ worry about being judged, but it winds up being everybody’s fear about being judged. It’s hard for courage and innovation to survive a companywide fixed mindset.
· True self-confidence is “the courage to be open — to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.” Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow
· Group thinking is not good. Its when everyone in the team thinks alike and is not ready to confront or challenge
· Instead of just giving employees an award for the smartest idea or praise for a brilliant performance, they would get praise for taking initiative, for seeing a difficult task through, for struggling and learning something new, for being undaunted by a setback, or for being open to and acting on criticism. Maybe it could be praised for not needing constant praise!
· Brainology — is the changes in the brain when you are learning
· Understanding, forgiving, and moving on
· A good lasting relationship comes from effort and from working through inevitable differences.
· Instead of saying “They lived happily ever after” let's say “They worked happily ever after”
· Choosing a partner is like choosing a set of problems, no one is problem-free. The trick is to acknowledge each other's limitations and build from there.
· Thank you for telling me about yourself
· Always confront the person and discuss the issue
· In every relationship, issues arise. Try to see them from a growth mindset: Problems can be a vehicle for developing greater understanding and intimacy. Allow your partner to air his or her differences, listen carefully, and discuss them in a patient and caring manner. You may be surprised at the closeness this creates.
· Praise people for their efforts and not for their intelligence
· Brain grows and gets stronger when you learn
· Think of something you need to do, something you want to learn, o, a problem you have to confront. What is it? Now make a concrete plan, When will you follow through on your plan? Where will you do it? How will you do it? Think about it in vivid detail.
· Remember we are a work in progress and an unfinished human being
· Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way. When people — couples, coaches and athletes, managers and workers, parents and children, teachers and students — change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth takes plenty of time, effort, and mutual support.
· You either go one way or the other. You might as well be the one deciding the direction.