Do you tend to worry about how smart you are? Or are you able to enjoy learning without it being an outcome-driven activity? Those are examples of different mindsets about intelligence and learning. One of those mindsets makes us get in our own way and the other can help us grow.
Carol Dweck is a world renowned Stanford University psychologist and the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
Her groundbreaking research is breaking the myths of where success really comes from.
In this interview which originally aired in 2013, we discuss the power of one’s mindset and how a growth mindset leads to tapping one’s full potential. We also discuss early identifiers such as GATE, early athletic success, and labels.
When people have a fixed mindset they believe that their talents and abilities are already determined and cannot be improved and developed. When people have a growth mindset they believe that talents, abilities, and personal qualities can be developed.
Of course, it’s not always one or the other. Many people have fixed mindsets in some areas of their lives and growth mindsets in others. Still more people understand the idea of a growth mindset but run into barriers when trying to practice it in their daily lives.
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WHAT YOU’LL DISCOVER
- Growth & fixed mindsets
- Where mindsets are applicable in our lives – business, leadership, workplace environments, education, academics, athletics, relationships, health and personal development
- The effects of social conditioning at an early age and beyond
- How mindset can get in the way of developing our full potential
- How to move from just understanding growth mindset into living it
- Carol Dweck’s definition of success
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