Grow My Mindset!!!

Psychologist Carol Dweck popularized the term “growth mindset” in her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.  In her book, Dweck describes a mindset at the perception that people have about themselves.  This mindset can either be:

Fixed:  People believe their basic qualities are static, and spend little time developing them.  Example:  “I am not good at math.”

Growth:  People believe that abilities can be developed through effort.  Example “I can be better at math.

Check out this infographic detailing the differences between Growth vs. Fixed Mindsets:

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It’s pretty easy to see that why having a growth mindset might be beneficial.  Indeed, repeated research suggests that possessing a growth mindset is an important key to success.  The great news is that there are specific strategies you can take as a person who works with young people to help them develop their growth mindsets!

Join me later on this week as we examine tools to help youth develop growth mindsets!

 

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