growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.
How can one belief lead to all this—the love of challenge, belief in effort, resilience in the face of setbacks, and greater (more creative!) success?
How they change the definition, significance, and impact of failure. And how they change the deepest meaning of effort
You’re here to learn. The teacher is a resource for learning. Feel the tension leave you; feel your mind open up
Mindsets are just beliefs.
They’re powerful beliefs, but they’re just something in your mind, and you can change your mind.
I divide the world into the learners and nonlearners.
But for children with the growth mindset, success is about stretching themselves. It’s about becoming smarter.
Just by doing that I’m increasing my intelligence.
Believing that success is about learning, students with the growth mindset seized the chance. But those with the fixed mindset didn’t want to expose their deficiencies. Instead, to feel smart in the short run, they were willing to put their college careers at risk
Only people with a growth mindset paid close attention to information that could stretch their knowledge. Only for them was learning a priority
Or they can work for longterm improvement—risking Wall Street’s disapproval as they lay the foundation for the health and growth of the company over the longer haul.
People in a growth mindset don’t just seek challenge, they thrive on it. The bigger the challenge, the more they stretch.
but Miranda felt it was more exciting to start at the bottom again and see what she could grow into this time.
Sometimes people with the growth mindset stretch themselves so far that they do the impossible
When they tell me I can’t, it really gets me going.” Challenge and interest went hand in hand
Or “[When] I work on something a long time and I start to figure it out.” For them it’s not about immediate perfection. It’s about learning something over time: confronting a challenge and making progress.
Isn’t that what school is for, to teach? They’re there to learn how to do these things, not because they already know everything.
Becoming is better than being.”
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