Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

January 8, 2013

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Are leaders born, not made? Or are leaders made, not born? The sarcastic among you would say, of course all leaders are born first, before they were ever made or became leaders.

What differentiates great leaders from the rest of the pack is their Growth Mindset. A Growth Mindset says, I have this big problem — why is this happening to me? There must be a reason. Others have a Fixed Mindset, I have a big problem — why me!?

Having a Growth Mindset gives someone a wider range of choices. That person knows he/she can grow as a person no matter what life throws at him/her. Having a Fixed Mindset gives you limited options because you think you are the way you are, and nothing can change that.

Every success or setback is an opportunity to grow. Don’t get stuck in a rut. 

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