Key Principles, Insights and Actionable Exercises
As you already know, our mindset plays a critical role not only in determining achievement and success but also in how we cope with life's challenges.
In her book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”, Carol Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, discerns between two attitudes: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. People who have a fixed mindset mostly think in black and white terms. They believe they are naturally gifted at some things (music) but incapable at others (math) which can block their development in all areas of life from work to love.
On the other hand, people with a growth mindset believe they can do anything so long as they try hard enough and train long enough. It’s this second group of people who go through life acquiring new skills without doubting whether they can do it or not, they relish the challenges in life, always willing to grow and improve.
If you really want to thrive in life, you obviously want to fall into the growth mindset category. So how do we reach this growth mindset? Read on.