• Malvika Prasad

Fixed Vs Growth Mindset

Updated: May 7, 2019

Contrary to your common sense and belief, your attitude is more important than your intelligence. There are two core mindsets that determine one's attitude - fixed and growth.

If you have a fixed mindset, you are likely to believe that you cannot grow intellectually and will remain limited by failure. The real problem arises when you are faced with a challenging scenario that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed.

People with a growth mindset believe that putting in effort with help them improve. This mindset itself enables them to outperform those with a fixed mindset, even in a case there they may have a lower IQ. The biggest enabler of this mindset is that because they embrace challenges, and use these challenges as opportunities to grow.

Here are the main attitudes of someone with a fixed mindset versus someone with a growth mindset.