Mindset is an attitude, disposition or mood that one person or a group of people adopt toward something. There are two types of mindset: fixed mindset and growth mindset. People with fixedmindset are those that think “they are the way they are”, and that effort is for mediocre people. On the other hand, people with a growth mindset think that they can improve their intelligence witheffort and dedication and can develop ability over time. “With practice, training, and above all, method, we manage to increase our attention, our memory, our judgment and literally to become moreintelligent than we were before”, according to Carol Dweck.
Fixed mindset people think that an “individual`s intelligence is a fixed quantity, a quantity which cannot be increased”. Some people thinkthat we are born with some abilities or talents or that those things are just gifts that God has given us. For example, some athletes that are really good in one or more sports feel they don’t needto practice as much as those who are less gifted and practice a lot to improve in that specific sport.
Often, people of the growth mindset do not fear failure; instead, they view it as a chance toimprove themselves and become a better person with more ability and gain some advantage on others that don’t persevere. There is a famous phrase that says “the one who perseveres, reaches.” In otherwords, if you want to be excellent in some activity, you have to practice and try to improve more and more every day. This remind me one time when my math teacher told me that I won`t pass the coursebecause I didn`t do well in the exams. She said I had to get an A on all the other exams if I want to get into the next course. I was very upset and confused, but then I realized what I had to do. Istarted studying math in all my free time, asking other professors and students for help. On the next test I took, I had an A. The professor thought that I was cheating and she made me explain her in...
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