“In a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and therefore cannot change. These people document their intelligence and talents rather than working to develop and improve them. They also believe that talent alone leads to success, and effort is not required.
Alternatively, in a growth mindset, people have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. When people believe they can get smarter, they realize that their effort has an effect on their success, so they put in extra time, leading to higher achievement.”
Carol Dweck, a researcher at Stanford University, introduced these ideas and wrote a book to describe each mindset in more detail.
People with a fixed mindset always want to appear intelligent, because they believe that they were born with a fixed level of intelligence that cannot be modified. These people have a fear of looking dumb to people because they do not believe that they can redeem themselves once other people look at them as being unintelligent.
In a growth mindset, however, students believe their abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort, learning, and persistence. Their basic abilities are simply a starting point for their potential. They don’t believe everyone is the same, but they hold onto the idea that everyone can become smarter if they try.
What does this all mean? It means that you can make consistent, positive change in any aspect of your life that you choose. The mindset you choose to have will determine the outcome.
What type of mindset do you seem to possess? Is your mindset different depending on the situation?
Leveling up in life is always an option. It’s just going to take some work to do so. Make sure your mindset is ready for the challenge.
Workout of the Day
A. Back Squat @65%: 12 Sets – 2 Reps
B. 3 Rounds
Conventional Deadlift @70-80% – Max Reps
Wall Balls 20/14 – MAX Unbroken Reps
-Rest 2 Minutes-
C. Partner Assisted GHR
D. Banded Oblique Rotations: 100 Per Side