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Fixed Vs. Growth Mindset

For decades I believed my intelligence was fixed and would not change. I thought my success and abilities were preset and limited - I had a “fixed mindset.” Understanding and trusting that our brains are malleable when it comes to learning and intelligence is called a “growth mindset.” Research suggests that if we believe we can grow and accomplish more, we do. When I embraced the concept of a “growth mindset” my life changed for the better. I then understood that if I worked hard I could achieve more, which felt good and was motivating. My “growth mindset” allows me to lean into challenges because I do not worry about failing. I try to recognize mistakes as opportunities and reframe failures as a temporary setbacks. Studies suggest a “growth mindset” reduces the chance of burnout, anxiety, and negativity. Consider taking this brief assessment to learn more about your mindset:


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