Hiding from your weaknesses means you’ll never overcome them
Having a growth mindset means relishing opportunities for self-improvement.
There’s no one-size-fits-all model for learning. What works for one person may not work for you. Learn about learning strategies.
We know this improves a growth mind-set.
When you make a mistake or fall short of a goal, you haven’t failed; you’ve learned.
When you prioritise approval over learning, you sacrifice your own potential for growth.
Growth mind-set is about enjoying the learning process, even when it continues beyond an expected time frame.
Dweck’s research also showed that people who had a greater sense of purpose are more resilient when learning, so keep the big picture in mind.
Learning fast isn’t the same as learning well, and learning well sometimes requires allowing time for mistakes.
Recognise in yourself and others when doing something smart, not just being smart.
The myth’s been busted: genius requires hard work, not talent alone.
You don’t have to used that clichéd term, “constructive criticism,” but you do have to believe in the concept.
Stop assuming that “room for improvement” translates into failure.
Hard work should always be rewarded before inherent skill.
The brain is like a muscle that needs to be worked out, just like the body.
People with that extra bit of determination will be more likely to seek approval from themselves rather than others.
Dweck says “not yet” has become one of her favorite phrases. Whenever you are struggling with a task or others come to you because they’re struggling, just tell them they haven’t mastered it yet.
It’s not always wise to compare yourself to others, but it is important to realise that humans share the same weaknesses.
You’ll never be done learning and developing. Just because you’ve reached a goal, it doesn’t mean you should stop being interested in a subject. Growth-minded people know how to constantly create new goals to keep themselves stimulated.
Stop trying to save face all the time and just let yourself goof up now and then. It will make it easier to take risks in the future.
It takes time to learn. Don’t expect to master every topic under the sun in one sitting.
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