I’m reading a book called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck. She talks about fixed and growth mindsets and it is so interesting.
If someone has a fixed mindset, they believe they were born as they will always be. They might believe they are good at swimming and bad at math and it can’t be changed. So if they fail at something, they feel it shows their weakness. They don’t think, “I failed.” They think, “I am a failure.” People with a fixed mindset don’t believe you have to work at something you’re good at. If you’re good at it, it should come easily to you. Continue reading