Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

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Potential vs. Limitations

A fixed mindset sees intelligence and talent as set in stone, while a growth mindset believes these qualities can be developed with effort

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Challenges vs. Avoiding

Those with a fixed mindset shy away from challenges, fearing failure might expose their limitations. Conversely, a growth mindset views challenges as opportunities to learn and grow.

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Learning from Mistakes vs. Dwelling on Them

Fixed mindsets see mistakes as proof of inadequacy, while growth mindsets see them as stepping stones on the path to improvement.

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Effort vs. Innate Ability

A fixed mindset emphasizes natural talent, while a growth mindset values the power of hard work and dedication

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Celebrating Others' Success vs. Feeling Threatened

People with fixed mindsets might feel threatened by others' achievements, while those with a growth mindset see them as inspiration

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Fixed Goals vs. Embracing Continuous Growth

Fixed mindsets often focus on achieving specific outcomes, while growth mindsets prioritize the ongoing process of learning and improvement

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Feedback as Criticism vs. Feedback as Guidance

Fixed mindsets interpret feedback as a personal attack, while growth mindsets see it as a chance to learn and improve.

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Effort Leads to Success vs. Effort is Pointless

Those with a fixed mindset might give up easily, believing effort won't change their abilities. Conversely, a growth mindset sees effort as the key to success

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Obstacles as Roadblocks vs.  Obstacles as Stepping Stones

Fixed mindsets see obstacles as reasons to quit, while growth mindsets view them as challenges to overcome and learn from.

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Journey vs.  Destination

A fixed mindset focuses solely on the end result, while a growth mindset enjoys the learning process and the journey of self-improvement

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