Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfil your potential

Summary: The fixed mindset believes that intelligence and talent are fixed attributes endowed at birth. The growth mindset believes that intelligence and talent are not fixed attributes but are developed through effort and perseverance. Praising someone’s (especially a child’s) achievement by saying they are smart, gifted or talented primes them into the fixed mindset— making them afraid of failure, less likely to seek help when they need it and less likely to take on more challenging goals for fear of not appearing smart, gifted or talented. Praising their effort and hard work however shifts the focus to the process taken to reach their goal and therefore helps them put more value on the learning process and growth. The growth mindset embraces challenges and loves the process of learning that leads to successful outcomes.

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