FIXED MINDSET VS GROWTH MINDSET

You’ve might have heard these two terms but never knew what they explicitly mean. The fixed and growth mindset derives from Dr. Carol Dweck, who believe that humans carry two types of mindsets and how we experience life can be effective by the types of mindset we have. She is known for her work in psychology especially in human interaction and understanding peoples beliefs about their intelligence.

I’m here to give you a little crash course in what the two are and the benefits of having one type of mindset over another.

So what exactly is fixed and growth mindset?

A fixed mindset is having an outcome not turn out how a person expects and feeling like a complete failure and as a result of this feeling, every other experience, and interaction they have throughout the day, results in the same feeling of reject, the feeling the worlds out to get them and worthless. It is quite common for people with anxiety to have these reoccurring thoughts that can spiral out into days, weeks or even a month.
This feeling of failure can have a person reacting through overthinking or engaging in unhealthy substance to suppress their feelings for example, Alcohol drugs.

What is a growth mindset:
A growth mindset is having an outcome not turn out how a person might have expected but understanding that it is not the end of the world and the result they have will either push them to work differently, take inspired action from the outcome, see what they can do to improve or seek help. It’s about acknowledging the experiences and instead of blaming your self-worth, you take the movement to change your reality.

Which category do you think you are in? 

Fixed mindset, Growth mindset or Both?

 

 

 

 
Stay tuned to find out how you can benefit from changing to a growth mindset.
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3 thoughts on “FIXED MINDSET VS GROWTH MINDSET

  1. Thank you for sharing these thoughts on the growth mindset! I think it is very important to emphasize the process and effort of things like learning instead of treating them as if they are fixed traits in people. Carol Dweck provides great support for this notion, especially through her research and her book titled “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. I recently wrote my own post on this topic because I believe it ties in really well to the field of positive psychology, which asks what it means to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. Feel free to check out the post and I welcome any contributions you may have to the content. Great post, keep up the good work, and I hope you are doing well!

    1. Thank you. I agree with you, it’s something learned instead of fixed. Nonetheless, we are constantly evolving and it can be changed. Thank you again, I will definitely check out your post and I’m going to give the book a read too 🙂
      Have a good day

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