Do you have a fixed or growth mindset?

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I learned about Brain Pickings recently and am very much enjoying their articles!  Last week I read about Fixed vs Growth Mindsets and it really spoke to me, so I wanted to share it with you. I'll give you the gist of it if you promise you'll read it.  Here goes… 

FIXED MINDSET:
1. We are born with all the intelligence we will ever have.
2. Making a mistake means you aren't smart.
3. This is the hand I was dealt and there's nothing I can do to make it better.
4. If I were smarter, this wouldn't take so much effort.

GROWTH MINDSET:
1. We are here to learn and the more we learn, the more intelligent we become.
2. Mistakes are not failure, they are simply a way of learning.
3. The hand I was dealt is just a starting point.  My effort and hard work make me even better!
4. I am smart because of the effort I make. 

To read the entire article, click here.  I hope you get as much out of it as I did!

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