Grow Baby!

There are two types of mindsets, fixed and growth.  The fixed mindset believes that certain things are in a fixed state of being.  They are what they are.  Someone is either smart or not, a good athlete or not, lucky or not.  The growth mindset on the other hand believes that the world is limitless because any trait or opportunity can evolve and change through continuous growth.  The growth mindset believes that their is no limit to how smart, athletic or "lucky" you can become through application and experience.  Here are a few quotes that represent the growth mindset:

"Strength and Growth come only through continuous effort and struggle."  Napoleon Hill. 

"Intellectual growth commences at birth and should cease only at death."  Albert Einstein

"There are no great limits to growth because there are no limits to human intelligence, imagination and wonder."  Ronald Reagan

"Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged heart."  William Pitt

"Conformity is the jailer of freedom and enemy of Growth." John F Kennedy

I challenge you to take a minute and reflect on which mindset you have.   If you find yourself complaining often, consider yourself unlucky or blame others for your circumstance, you likely have fixed mindset tendencies.  If you believe anything is possible, you believe that you own your future and you embrace challenge and struggle as a wonderful part of growth, then you likely have growth mindset tendencies.   Remember that impossible is a fixed mindset opinion, not a fact.  


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