How To Be the Type of Person Everyone Wants To Know: Becoming a growth mindset individual...

Someone with a fixed mindset believes that we are what we are, and that things don’t really change. This applies to both ourselves and other people; and it applies to personality traits, capabilities, self-beliefs, the works…

The growth mindset individual, on the other hand, believes in constant evolution. I am what I am now, but that’s different from what I was before and what I will be in the future…

The way we evaluate our sense of worth, success and ability differs depending on our mindset. 

The fixed mindset person judges himself against others. In order to feel good at something, he has to be better than everyone else around him… Furthermore, this mindset breeds arrogance because from his fiercely protected spot at the top, a fixed person genuinely feels superior to the people he surrounds himself with. He needs to think in this way in order to feel OK about himself.

The growth mindset individual though, she’ll feel successful, worthy, purposeful (or whatever) when she’s learning. What this essentially means is that there is no failure because the harder something is, the more she stands to grow as a result of doing it. With a growth mindset, we welcome challenge because it doesn’t matter if we’re not an instant success.

Needless to say, in the long run growth minded people will tend to go furthest.