What is it?
We used to think that our intelligence was fixed – meaning we were either smart or we weren’t. Scientist have proven again and again that simply is not true. Our brain acts like a muscle – the more we use it, the stronger (and smarter) our brain becomes.
IS YOUR MINDSET FIXED:
A person with a fixed mindset may do these things:
- Avoid challenges
- Give up easily
- Ignore feedback
- Become threatened by other people’s success
- Try hard to appear as smart or capable as possible
WHAT DOES A GROWTH MINDSET LOOK LIKE?
A person with a growth mindset may do these things:
- Embrace challenges
- Give their best effort
- Learn from feedback
- Become inspired by other people’s successes
- Believe their intelligence can change if they work hard