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Mindset Matters!

Why Mindset Matters...

Your thoughts create your actions.

Sometimes putting some effort into talking to yourself in a kinder manner, and perhaps

telling yourself you CAN do something, will result in positive change.

I challenge you to try to employ a “Growth Mindset” and pull

yourself away from a “Fixed Mindset”.

In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent,

are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent

instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates

success—without effort. They’re wrong.

In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed

through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This

view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great


As you face challenges:

THE FIXED-MINDSET says “Are you sure you can do it? Maybe you don’t have the


THE GROWTH-MINDSET answers, “I’m not sure I can do it now, but I think I can learn

to with time and effort.”

FIXED MINDSET: “What if you fail—you’ll be a failure”

GROWTH MINDSET: “Most successful people had failures along the way.”

FIXED MINDSET: “If you don’t try, you can protect yourself and keep your dignity.”

GROWTH MINDSET: “If I don’t try, I automatically fail. Where’s the dignity in that?”

As you hit a setback:

FIXED MINDSET: “This would have been a snap if you really had talent.”

GROWTH MINDSET: “That is so wrong. Basketball wasn’t easy for Michael Jordan and

science wasn’t easy for Thomas Edison. They had a passion and put in tons of effort.

As you face criticism:

FIXED MINDSET: “It’s not my fault. It was something or someone else’s fault.”

GROWTH MINDSET: “If I don’t take responsibility, I can’t fix it. Let me listen—however

painful it is– and learn whatever I can.”

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