A fixed mindset is when people believe that their basic qualities, for example their intelligence or talents are fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talents instead of developing them.
“Some people are born to be singers, I am just not one of those people.” – This is an example of a fixed mindset.
A Growth mindset is when people believe that their basic qualities can be strengthened and developed through dedication and hard work. Basic qualities are meant to be just starting points. Having a growth mindset creates a love for learning and resilience that is essential to great accomplishment.
“I’d really like to learn to juggle, even though I have yet to start.” – This is an example of a growth mindset.