Change your words - change your mindset!
In a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and therefore cannot change. These people document their intelligence and talents rather than working to develop and improve them. They also believe that talent alone leads to success, and effort is not required.
Alternatively, in a growth mindset, people have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience. When people believe they can get smarter, they realize that their effort has an effect on their success, so they put in extra time, leading to higher achievement. (Dr. Dweck)
In order to develop a GROWTH MINDSET:
- Acknowledge and embrace your challenges
- View challenges and mistakes as an opportunity for growth
- Know your learning style and use learning strategies
- Remember that the brain has the ability to change and grow, always!
- Focus on the process instead of the end result
- Create, evaluate, and monitor your goals
- Use constructive feedback to your advantage
- Reward effort, persistence, and grit
- Reflect on your learning
- Think of learning as "training your brain"