What Actually Is a ‘Growth Mindset’?

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In the realm of mindset, two distinct approaches emerge: the Fixed Mindset and the Growth Mindset. The Fixed Mindset avoids challenges, shies away from learning, and resists feedback, while the Growth Mindset embraces challenges, values learning, and welcomes feedback as a tool for improvement. Let’s explore these contrasting mindsets and discover how embracing a growth-oriented perspective can lead to a more fulfilling and successful life.

A Fixed Mindset: 

Avoids Challenges:
Those with a fixed mindset tend to avoid challenges because they prefer the safety of familiarity. They steer clear of the discomfort of new experiences and prefer to stay snug in their well-known comfort zones.

Avoids Learning:
For them, abilities are etched in stone, leaving no room for growth or improvement. They firmly believe that skills are inherent and unchangeable, resisting the idea of personal development.

Resists Feedback:
In their perspective, feedback feels like a personal attack, and they reject constructive criticism as mere criticism. Rather than welcoming the chance to evolve, they choose to defend their existing beliefs and positions.

Now let’s take a look at the ‘Growth Mindset’. 

A Growth Mindset:

Embrace Challenges:
Embracing challenges means seeing them as chances for growth and progress, not as barriers, and using them to move closer to your goals with determination and optimism.

Values Learning:
Those who value learning have a strong desire to acquire new knowledge and skills, viewing setbacks as opportunities to gain valuable experience and insights.

Accepts Feedback:
Being open to feedback means actively seeking constructive criticism, considering it a tool for self-improvement, and using it to refine your skills and understanding of your strengths and weaknesses.

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