How to deal with failure is a crucial lesson, but we’re not always taught the most productive or effective ways. Mindset drives how people define and cope with failure. For people with a fixed mindset, failure is an identity that they fear and try to avoid, rather than something that happens. To learn how to deal with failure, you need to change your mindset. We’ll cover Carol Dweck’s advice for dealing with failure.
We all experience rejection in our lives, whether it be in a relationship, after a job interview, or in a social situation. Coping with rejection can be difficult: What’s the best mindset for learning how to cope with rejection? Whether you have a fixed or growth mindset affects the course of your personal relationships. Mindset helps explain: Why people work against their own interests in relationships Why relationships devolve into warfare Why some relationships succeed and others don’t We’ll cover how having a growth mindset helps you cope better with problems in your relationship and learn how to cope with
In general, in the fixed mindset world, success is about proving to yourself and others that you’re smart and talented. It’s about validation. If you fail, it means you’re not smart or talented, therefore failure is intolerable. If you have this mindset, it’s hard to learn how to overcome fear of failure. We’ll cover Carol Dweck’s advice for overcoming fear of failure and discuss why fear of failure is holding you back.
To instill in children the value of hard work, we teach them such stories as “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Little Engine That Could.” The lesson is to keep trying and you’ll succeed: Slow and steady wins the race. But those with fixed mindsets take away a different lesson: Hard work is for those who lack talent. They’d rather be the faster, more talented hare than the tortoise, who only succeeded because the hare messed up. A smarter hare would beat a no-talent tortoise. We’ll cover why fewer and fewer people believe in the value of hard work,
What is a “false” growth mindset? Is it possible that you think you have a growth mindset when in reality, you’ve actually embraced a mindset that’s causing you (and your children or students) harm? We’ll cover the common misconceptions that result in a “false” growth mindset and look at how to create an authentic growth mindset.
Many children, especially young girls, are taught that their value lies in their perfection, and that this perfection shouldn’t take any effort. But effortless perfection is a myth, and believing in the need to demonstrate effortless perfection is a dangerous mindset. We’ll cover Carol Dweck’s growth and fixed mindsets and why effortless perfection is a myth.
What’s a growth mindset? What are the best growth mindset strategies? How can they benefit you in school, sports, parenting, and life in general? We’ll cover six scenarios in which your mindset comes into play and look at how the reactions of people with fixed and growth mindsets differ. Then we’ll look at the best growth mindset strategies to help you learn to get the best out of every situation.
What is low-effort syndrome? Do you have it? How do you combat it? Low-effort syndrome is the tendency to put in minimal or no effort at school, in sports, or in life. This may be due to a belief that you’re being discriminated against and can’t win in a rigged system, or it may be due to a fixed mindset and the belief that you if perfection isn’t guaranteed, you shouldn’t try at all. We’ll cover what low-effort syndrome is and how to work against it and develop a growth mindset.
How do you define success? Could redefining success help you become more successful? In general, in the fixed mindset world, success is about proving to yourself and others that you’re smart and talented. It’s about validation. If you fail, it means you’re not smart or talented, therefore failure is intolerable. Failure is any type of setback: a bad grade, losing a competition, not getting the job or promotion you want, being rejected. Effort is a negative — if you need it, that means you’re not smart. It’s this definition of success that you need to combat. We’ll cover why commonly-held
Do you believe you have the potential to grow? If you do, you likely have a growth mindset. If you believe that your intelligence and abilities are fixed, you likely have a fixed mindset. We’ll cover Carol Dweck’s growth and fixed mindsets and why the belief in your own potential to grow is one of the most powerful mindsets you can have.