A few decades ago, Dr. Dweck and her colleagues answered those questions. Dweck found that people either have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset.
With a fixed mindset, you believe your talents, skills, abilities, and intelligence are fixed. In growth mindset, you believe everything is subject to change.
A simple and powerful way to shift your perspective is to put “yet” at the end of each sentence.
Nobody who succeeds in life does so without their share of failure. Why? Because it teaches you what you need to do differently next time!
Acknowledging, confronting, and embracing our issues and weaknesses is key to overcoming them. Remember, nobody’s perfect!
Never forget that our brains can change throughout life too. A rapidly growing body of research shows they’re amazingly malleable.