Mindset by Dr.Carol S Dweck: My Key Takeaways

  • The major factor in whether people achieve expertise is not some fixed prior ability, but purposeful engagement.
  • The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.
  • Always try to convince yourself and other that you have a royal flush when you’re secretly worried its a pair of tens.
  • The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it even when its not going well, is the hallmark of growth mindset.
  • People with growth mindset pays close attention to information that could stretch their knowledge. Learning is a priority for them
  • People with growth mindset thrive on challenges
  • If you only go through life doing stuff that’s easy, shame on you!
  • People with growth mindset knows that it takes time for potential to flower.
  • Failure can be a painful experience in the growth mindset, but it doesn’t define them. Its a situation to face, deal and learn from.
  • In a fixed mindset, failure can be traumatic.
  • When people believe in fixed traits, they are always in danger of being measured by a failure, as it can define them in a permanent way
  • People with growth mindset, may appreciate endowment, but  they admire effort, and it is what ignites that ability and turns into accomplishment
  • You have to work hardest for the thing that you love the most
  • In growth mindset, its almost inconceivable to want something, to think you have a chance to achieve it, and then do nothing about it.
  • The mindset you have in one area decides your growth in that area
  • Believing that talents can be developed allows people to fulfil their potential
  • The top is where fixed mindset people aspire to be but thats where growth minded people arrive as a by-product of their enthusiasm
  • In a fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome.
  • The growth mindset allows people to value what they are doing regardless of the outcome.
  • The growth mindset is the belief that abilities can be cultivated.
  • With a growth mindset, you have an extreme love of learning and challenge
  • With the right mindset and right teaching, people are capable of a lot more than we think
  • The fixed mindset limits achievement. It fills people’s minds with interfering thoughts, it makes effort disagreeable and leads to inferior learning strategies
  • Important achievements require clean focus, all-out effort and a bottomless trunk full of strategies.
  • Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others cant do it with training.
  • In the fixed mindset, imperfections are shameful
  • When people are in a growth mindset, the stereotype doesn’t disrupt their performance.
  • The growth mindset also makes people able to take what they can and what they need even from a threatening environment
  • A growth mindset helps people to see prejudice for what it is-someone else’s view of them-and to confront it wit their confidence and abilities intact.
  • The growth mindset lets people to use a develop their minds fully
  • The mark of a champion is the ability to win when things are not quite right
  • Character is what allows you to reach to the top and stay there.
  • Those with a growth mindset found success in doing their best, in learning and improving.
  • In the fixed mindset, effort is not a cause for pride. It is something that casts doubt on your talent.
  • Those with growth mindset found setbacks motivating.
  • People with a growth mindset took charge of the processes that bring success and maintained it.
  • You are not a work in progress, you’re a finished product. And a finished products have to protect themselves, lament, and blame. Everything but take charge.
  • Worrying about being a nobody is not the mindset that motivates and sustains champions.
  • Character, heart, the mind of a champion. Its what makes great athletes and its what comes from the growth mindset with its focus on self-development, self-motivation and responsibility.
  • People with growth mindset look at their own failures in the face, while maintaining faith that they would succeed in the end.
  • People with growth mindset look directly at their mistakes and alter their strategies
  • The fixed mindset craves for validation
  • True self-confidence is the courage to be open, to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source
  • Your mindset is more important than the degree you hold, as it helps to use your knowledge more efficiently.
  • The best way to maximise the growth of any organisation is through mentoring, not through terror.
  • People with fixed mindset are life long learners improving on their skill and constantly growing
  • The growth mindset believes that a person’s skill can grow with experience
  • People with growth mindset always outperforms the people with a fixed mindset
  • The growth mindset always profits from mistakes and feedbacks.
  • The growth mindset states their honest opinions hands openly expresses their disagreements
  • Taking on challenges, accepting and correcting mistakes are recipe for success in business
  • A person with a growth mindset is not limited by his or her limiting beliefs
  • The growth mindset promotes greater learning
  • Growth mindset leaders focus on people development and consider talent as a start
  • The fixed mindset believes that without talent its impossible to succeed
  • Organisation with growth mindset leaders, stand for human development and convey feedbacks in a way that promotes learning and future success.
  • A fixed mindset company doesn’t believe in growth and they fight got superiority internally.
  • In relationships, a fixed mindset couple will believe that they shouldn’t be putting too much effort to have a good relationship.
  • Relationships with growth mindset individuals always survive and thrive in hard times.
  • People with a growth mindset can see the imperfections of their partner and still think that their relationship is fine.
  • People with a growth mindset see the potential to change in others
  • In a relationship, the growth mindset enables you to rise above the blame, understand the problem and try to fix it
  • In relationships, growth mindset partners enables the other partner to reach their goal and become the person they want to be.
  • The fixed mindset makes your more worried about judgement, making you more self conscious and anxious
  • Shy growth minded people looks at social situations a challenge
  • Never be afraid of bullies. They act on their fixed mindset for the need to feel superior over others
  • When giving praises to anyone, do not direct the praise on the final outcome but rather on the effort and work put in to achieve the goal
  • Praising someone by saying “You are brilliant” puts an indirect pressure on the person to perform well, the next time which induces fear of failure and potentially making them more fixed in their mindset
  • Giving constructive feedback with an honest reality of a person’s situation, inspires the individual to do better in the next attempt.
  • Raise your child with a growth mindset and never judge them based on the outcome of their actions.
  • Don’t judge teach. Its a learning process
  • A fixed mindset has no recipe for success, making completely useless for achieving our goals.
  • Parents needs to foster an interest, growth and learning by the way they deal with kids.
  • Raising a child with pressure of expectations and judgement is wrong.
  • A fixed mindset has a total reliance on talent. You have it or don’t have it.
  • A student with a growth mindset looks at grades as a means to grow and develop their knowledge and intellect. They analyse, investigate and seek ways to grow.
  • A fixed minded parent compares their kid to the dream version of the kid. When the dream version doesn’t match up with reality, their disappointment comes out in the 100 different ways which disappoints the kid and creates a dent in the kid’s self-worth and self-image.
  • The growth mindset gives the students a room to grow into fully successful human beings who can positively contribute to a fruitful society
  • Lowering the standards for students to “experience” success and boost their self-esteem raises and generation of mediocre minded, entitles kids who crave for lavish praises.
  • Great teachers believe in growth of intellect and talent and they are fascinated with the process of learning
  • If you don’t give anything to reach your goal, don’t expect to reach your goal.
  • Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.
  • Growth minded teachers never demean you, they encourage you for the effort you had put in and show you how  much you have grown because of it.
  • An environment with high standards and appropriate nurturing, promotes growth.
  • Fixed mindset creates an atmosphere of judging.
  • An atmosphere of trust and zero judgement, inspires growth
  • Great leaders challenges you and at the same time, make you feel like you are being nurtured
  • A great leader loves people and work more harder than anyone to give value and help others grow.
  • Growth minded leaders believe in complete transparency and offers a suggestion to the close the gap of improvement/imperfection
  • Great leaders are not born, instead they are made; by the strong desire to ignite the fire of growth in the mind of an individual.
  • Great leaders, despite any failure, always provides the skills, training and the mindset for success to their team.
  • Great leaders don’t adjust their focus or training depending on the team member’s ability. They give everyone the equal attention to develop the entire team.
  • Great leaders coach you to become a good person and not just a good player.
  • Great leaders are concerned, compassionate and considerate of their team members, regardless of what accolades they accomplish with the team.
  • Success can potentially knock you into a fixed mindset
  • Growth mindset is about believing people can develop their abilities
  • Children need to be told that the process they had followed enabled them to achieve the outcome. Always tie the praise of process to the outcome.
  • A growth mindset is fostered in a child, when you not only assure that anything is possible, but also when you improve their skills to achieve the goal.
  • Great leaders are fully responsible for fostering the growth mindset amongst their team, rather than identifying why a certain individual cant adopt the growth mindset
  • A person can have both mindset for different aspects of life. The task at hand would be identify what triggers the fixed mindset in which part of life.
  • In most cases, the parents don’t impart their growth mindset to the kids. The growth mindset in the mind of the adult which is not directly visible to children.
  • The actions of the adult speaks louder than the words and this what children picks up on, which in most cases, don’t align with the growth mindset.
  • A parent’s praise on the ability of a child, even though it is well intended could rub off on the kid too empower the fixed mindset. However, a parent’s comment of the learning process for an outcome could empower the growth mindset of the child.
  • The reaction of a parent towards a setback of the child can also cause the child’s fixed mindset to grow.
  • The parents who treats setbacks as a opportunity to grow and thrive are more likely to pass on a growth mindset to their children.
  • Parents, teachers and great leads don’t pass on growth mindset by having a belief sitting in their heads but by embodying a growth mindset in their deeds, by the way they praise, the way their treat setbacks and by the way they focus on deepening understanding.
  • The fixed mindset created an internal monologue that focused on judging
  • The cognitive therapy enables people to reason with the judgement made by the fixed mindset to try and build a case for that belief.
  • The growth mindset is sensitive to positive and negative outcomes. However, it doesn’t pass a judgement on it. The negative situation pose as an opportunity to improve on.
  • Opening yourself upto the growth mindset makes you more yourself
  • The growth mindset sticks to a concrete plan with vivid details, like the what, when, where and how.
  • For many people with the fixed mindset the, the cloak of specialness is really a suit of armour which is built to cope with their insecurity, which also impaired their growth.
  • A growth mindset carries forward new understanding and skills from any life’s situation.
  • You must set the message to your kids that feats of intellect is not what matters. Its the constant testing of limits that helps you grow
  • The fixed mindset shuts the door on all opportunities to learn from a situation
  • Never praise anyone for who they are or what they have accomplished. Instead congratulate the person for the effort put in for achieving a certain goal.

Now, over to you..

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