7 Reasons Why A Growth Mindset Is The Key To Success

I was first introduced to the concept of a growth mindset as a sports psychology student in college. Surely most of the students who learned about Carol Dweck’s idea felt very empowered. Essentially, people with growth mindsets believe that talent and intelligence are not fixed traits. In other words, they hold the idea that success is a result of persistence and effort rather than luck.

While I learned about this idea, I thought about successful people and all of the hours of frustration, setbacks, and obstacles they had to overcome before finally breaking through. For instance, Thomas Edison encountered failure thousands of times before his quest for the light bulb was a success. Edison realized that with each failure he learned something new and became one step closer to reaching his goal. His persistence and belief embodied what a growth mindset is all about.

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