“Growth Mindset” or “Fixed Mindset” – The Difference Makes You Successful
You are what you think about –
latest scientific evidence
Have you ever wondered how old couples start having the same facial expressions and motions? Did you ever notice that dog owner can look alike their dog? Our thinking has much deeper effects on us way beyond our outer appearance.
Research has shown that we reflect and describe our environment all the time. 50.000 reflective thoughts cross our minds every day. Sometimes our thoughts are so intense that we have an inward conversation with ourselves, which we call self-talk. We are reflecting all the time and if we cannot stop talking to ourselves, then we can only choose HOW we talk to ourselves.
If your thinking is: “I wonder what I can learn in this situation and what this person has to say”, then you have a “growth mindset”.
If you think: “I know all of this, I have done this multiple times before, I am the expert”, then you have a “fixed mindset”.
The “growth mindset” opens your mind up to search for new information and solutions, the “fixed mindset” keeps you in your position. Own own reflective thoughts determine our character, our values and behaviour; they shape us and make us – often subconsciously.
This fact explains Henry Ford’s statement — ‘Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you‘re right.’
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‘What You Think, You Become’
We Move Towards And Become Like That What We Think About
“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” Napoleon Hill once said. Buddah taught: “The mind is everything. What you think, you become,” and the Bible says: As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.
You might have heard these good quotes and finally there is scientific proof. We can finally quantify and track how beliefs can shape outcomes.
Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck found that some people have a “fixed mindset” and believe that they cannot change their capabilities. Other people have a “growth mindset.” The growers believe they can work toward improving themselves. Dweck and her colleagues studied 373 students and tracked their academic performance from the beginning of seventh grade through the end of the eighth. They found that those with a growth mindset think-I-can-think-I-can’d themselves to a rise in grade point average, while those with a fixed mindset remained the same.
It’s also been shown that if, before taking an IQ test, people read an article saying that IQ is changeable instead of fixed based on genes, their IQ scores improve.
People and organisations who believe that development has come to an end, or that they have completely mastered a topic as experts develop a fixed mindset. They are likely to miss out the future because of a lack of curiosity and desire to improve. An example would the ex-world cell phone leader Nokia who’s management believed that the cell phone development had come to an end. Tragically they were right – it had come to an end for them as Nokia.
The important thing to keep in mind is that mindsets can be changed. A growth mindset can be taught and, when it is, people can become more motivated, more resilient and more successful.
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