What's the Difference? Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

What's the Difference? Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset

Have you heard the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset? There is a very important distinction between the two.
Let's break them down...

When we are faced with challenges, our mindsets can have a major impact on how we react to those challenges and our overall outlook on life. A fixed mindset is the belief that our skills are set in stone and can't be improved. On the other hand, a growth mindset is based in the understanding that effort and practice can help you to acquire new skills or improve on existing ones.

The question is, which one should you choose? To understand this, it’s important to understand the implications of both.

When faced with a challenge, those with a fixed mindset will often become overwhelmed and give up early on. This can result in feelings of frustration, helplessness, and low self-esteem. In contrast, those with a growth mindset view challenges as opportunities to learn and develop. They are often more likely to take risks and find ways to successfully navigate these challenges with resilience.

Living with a growth mindset can bring about greater freedom in our lives. It gives us the perspective that no matter what situation we’re in, it’s possible to learn from it and make improvements. We can break through perceived limits and discover possibilities we never thought were possible.

Through developing a growth mindset, we can foster healthier mental health. It gives us more confidence that we can take control of our lives, and allows us to focus on the solutions instead of being stuck on the problem.

By establishing a growth mindset, we can open up more options for ourselves and gain lasting mental freedom. With the right attitude, we can transform the way we view challenges and obstacles, while also creating a healthier world for ourselves and others around us.

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