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Copy of Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Why it is important to be in a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset.

John Knutson

on 30 August 2013

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Transcript of Copy of Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

Growth Mindset
Fixed Mindset
Beliefs individuals hold about their most basic qualities and abilities (attributes)
Intelligence (and other attributes) are fixed - can't change

what is an example of an attribute that is basically fixed?

leads to a desire to look smart and therefore a tendency to....
avoid challenges
give up easily
See effort as fruitless or worse
Ignore useful negative feedback
Feel threatened by the success of others
Plateau early and achieve less than full potential
Leads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency to....
Embrace challenges

Persist in the face of setbacks

See effort as a path to mastery
Learn from criticism

Find lessons and inspiration in the success of others
Oh, the Places You Go!
... small
Lucille Ball
The Beatles
Ulysses S. Grant
Michael Jordan
Thomas Edison
Walt Disney
Abraham Lincoln
Intelligence can change

Work hard = get smarter

Education is an opportunity for growth
Which mindset are you?
"Figure out yourself

what you
to be good at,

know that you'll never really satisfy yourself that you've made it

and accept that that's okay."

Robert B. Reich
Agree or Disagree?
To be honest, you can't really change how intelligent you are.
You can learn new things, but you can't change your IQ.
Your talent in an area (sports, art, music) is something you can't really do much about.
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