Dr Carol Dweck, 2017
Dweck explains why it's not just our abilities and talent that bring us success-but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and ability doesn't foster self-esteem and lead to accomplishment, but may actually jeopardize success
💎 Gems 💎
Becoming is better than being. The fixed mindset does not allow people the luxury of becoming. They have to already be.
No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.
This is something I know for a fact: You have to work hardest for the things you love most.
True self-confidence is “the courage to be open—to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.” Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow.
In the fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail—or if you’re not the best—it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome . They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful.
Genius is not enough; we need to get the job done.
Don’t judge. Teach. It’s a learning process.
Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?
I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results.
Many growth-minded people didn’t even plan to go to the top. They got there as a result of doing what they love. It’s ironic: The top is where the fixed-mindset people hunger to be, but it’s where many growth-minded people arrive as a by-product of their enthusiasm for what they do.
If you don’t give anything, don’t expect anything. Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.
Believing that your qualities are carved in stone—the fixed mindset—creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over.
Success is about being your best self, not about being better than others; failure is an opportunity, not a condemnation; effort is the key to success.
The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.
Skills and achievement come through commitment and effort.
True self-confidence is the courage to be open—to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.