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400 Powerful Carol S. Dweck Quotes On Growth Mindset (2023)

1. “No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” ― Carol Dweck


2. “You don’t know what your abilities are until you make a full commitment to developing them.” – Carol S. Dweck


3. I believe ability can get you to the top,” says coach John Wooden, “but it takes character to keep you there.… It’s so easy to … begin thinking you can just ‘turn it on’ automatically, without proper preparation. It takes real character to keep working as hard or even harder once you’re there. When you read about an athlete or team that wins over and over and over, remind yourself,


4. Believing that your qualities are carved in stone—the fixed mindset—creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. – Carol Dweck


5. “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw


6. “Think about your hero. Do you think of this person as someone with extraordinary abilities who achieved with little effort? Now go find out the truth. Find out the tremendous effort that went into their accomplishment—and admire them more.”


7. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell


8. When people with the fixed mindset opt for success over growth, what are they really trying to prove? That they’re special. Even superior. – Carol Dweck


9. Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going. - Carol Dweck


10. “I believe ability can get you to the top,” says coach John Wooden, “but it takes character to keep you there.… It’s so easy to … begin thinking you can just ‘turn it on’ automatically, without proper preparation. It takes real character to keep working as hard or even harder once you’re there. When you read about an athlete or team that wins over and over and over, remind yourself, ‘More than ability, they have character.' ”


11. “We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary. ” – Carol Dweck


12. When people already know they’re deficient, they have nothing to lose by trying. – Carol Dweck


13. “When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world (the world of fixed traits) success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other (the world of changing qualities) it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself.”


14. “Exceptional people convert life’s setbacks into future successes.” Carol Dweck


15. “If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo


16. “You can always substantially change how intelligent you are.”


17. “Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” – Steve Maraboli


18. So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from! – Carol Dweck


19. “The common narrative is that kids learn faster than adults, but I’m not sure the difference is meaningful.


20. “We ought to relentlessly ignore excuses, especially those we are told by ourselves.” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


21. “He didn’t ask for mistake-free games. He didn’t demand that his players never lose. He asked for full preparation and full effort from them. “Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?” If so, he says, “You may be outscored but you will never lose.”


22. “The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome.”


23. “Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training.”


24. “Every mistake you make is progress.” – Unknown


25. “The best things in life are often waiting for you at the exit ramp of your comfort zone.” Karen Salmansohn


26. “What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something?” – Carol Dweck


27. “Becoming is better than being.”


28. “Effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”


29. ‘Incidentally, people with a growth mindset might also like a Nobel Prize or a lot of money. But they are not seeking it as a validation of their worth or as something that will make them better than others’.


30. “Becoming is better than being”


31. “In the fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail—or if you’re not the best—it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome. They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful.” Carol Dweck


32. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” Carol Dweck


33. “Think about your hero. Do you think of this person as someone with extraordinary abilities who achieved with little effort? Now go find out the truth. Find out the tremendous effort that went into their accomplishment—and admire them more.” Carol Dweck


34. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So sail away from the safe harbour. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain


35. “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?” – Carol S. Dweck


36. “Exceptional people convert life’s setbacks into future successes.”


37. “Teaching is a wonderful way to learn.” ― Carol Dweck


38. “Success is about being your best self, not about being better than others; failure is an opportunity, not a condemnation; effort is the key to success.”


39. “What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today?”


40. “Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.” ― Carol Dweck


41. “A company that cannot self-correct cannot thrive.”


42. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offers new beginnings 52 times a year!” – David Dweck


43. “This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Although people may differ in every which way – in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments – everyone can change and grow through application and experience.”


44. “John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. What he means is that you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.” Carol Dweck


45. “Improve by 1% a day, and in just 70 days, you’re twice as good.” – Alan Weiss


46. “So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!” – Carol Dweck


47. “What eventually set him apart was his mindset and drive. He never stopped being the curious, tinkering boy looking for new challenges.”


48. “A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.” – Ray Davis


49. “You don’t know what your abilities are until you make a full commitment to developing them.” Carol Dweck


50. “This is something I know for a fact: You have to work hardest for the things you love most.” Carol Dweck


51. You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way. - Carol Dweck


52. “Failure is information-we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, I’m a problem solver, and I’ll try something else.’”


53. “Genius is not enough; we need to get the job done.”


54. “What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today? – Carol Dweck


55. “Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett


56. “The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill


57. “True self-confidence is “the courage to be open—to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.” Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow.” Carol Dweck


58. ‘Even in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn’t define you. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from’.


59. “You have to apply yourself each day to becoming a little better. By becoming a little better each and every day, over a period of time, you will become a lot better.” – John Wooden


60. “A no-effort relationship is a doomed relationship, not a great relationship. It takes work to communicate accurately and it takes work to expose and resolve conflicting hopes and beliefs. It doesn’t mean there is no ‘they lived happily ever after,’ but it’s more like ‘they worked happily ever after.'”


61. ‘You can see how the belief that cherished qualities can be developed creates a passion for learning. Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives’.


62. “Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can and should be and he will become as he can and should be.” – J. W. Goethe


63. “Vision is not enough. It must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must also step up the stairs.” – Vaclac Havel


64. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” Carol S. Dweck


65. “When Do You Feel Smart: When You’re Flawless or When You’re Learning?”


66. “You don’t know what your abilities are until you make a full commitment to developing them.”


67. “Creating organizations that value a growth mindset can create contexts in which more people grow into the knowledgeable, visionary, and responsible leaders we need.”


68. “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.” – Unknown


69. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is. But they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” – Carol Dweck


70. “The mindset ideas were developed as a counter to the self-esteem movement of blanketing everyone with praise, whether deserved or not.” — Carol S. Dweck


71. “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.”


72. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.” – J.K. Rowling


73. “Praising children’s intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance.”


74. Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up. – Carol Dweck


75. “The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” Carol Dweck


76. Failure is information-we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, I’m a problem solver, and I’ll try something else.’ – Carol Dweck


77. “What did you try hard at today?”


78. Your failures and misfortunes don’t threaten other people. . . It’s your assets and your successes that are problems for people who derive their self-esteem from being superior. – Carol Dweck


79. Becoming is better than being.' – Carol Dweck


80. “Don't judge. Teach. It's a learning process.”


81. “Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?” If so, he says, “You may be outscored but you will never lose.” ― Carol Dweck


82. ‘The fixed mindset feels so stifling. Even when those leaders are globe-trotting and hobnobbing with world figures, their world seems so small and confining—because their minds are always on one thing: Validate me!’


83. “Even in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn't define you. It's a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.”


84. “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Don’t Quit.” – Michael Jordan


85. “Unproductive effort is never a good thing.” — Carol S. Dweck


86. “This point is . . . crucial,” writes Dweck. “In the fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail — or if you’re not the best — it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome.”


87. “Why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you?”


88. “It is not always people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.”


89. “It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” – John Wooden


90. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford


91. “The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.” ― Carol Dweck


92. Those with the growth mindset found setbacks motivating. They’re informative. They’re a wakeup call. – Carol Dweck


93. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” — Carol Dweck


94. “Choosing a partner is choosing a set of problems. There are no problem-free candidates.” ― Carol Dweck


95. “John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. What he means is that you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.”


96. A company that cannot self-correct cannot thrive. – Carol Dweck


97. “Victims [of bullying] say that when they’re taunted and demeaned and no one comes to their defense, they start to believe they deserve it. They start to judge themselves and to think that they are inferior.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


98. “…when people already know they’re deficient, they have nothing to lose by trying.” ― Carol Dweck


99. “More and more research is suggesting that, far from being simply encoded in the genes, much of personality is a flexible and dynamic thing that changes over the life span and is shaped by experience.” ― Carol Dweck


100. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” — David Dweck


101. “So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!”


102. “Everyone is a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets. You could have a predominant growth mindset in an area, but there can still be things that trigger you into a fixed mindset trait.” — Carol S. Dweck


103. “Certainty is a cruel mindset. It hardens our minds against possibility.” – Ellen Langer


104. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.”


105. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine


106. “We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie


107. What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today? – Carol Dweck


108. “Relationship expert Daniel Wile says that choosing a partner is choosing a set of problems. There are no problem-free candidates. The trick is to acknowledge each other’s limitations, and build from there.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


109. More and more research is suggesting that, far from being simply encoded in the genes, much of personality is a flexible and dynamic thing that changes over the lifespan and is shaped by experience. – Carol Dweck


110. “I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures. . .I divide the world into the learners and the non-learners.” – Benjamin Barber


111. “You have to work hardest for the things you love most.” ― Carol Dweck


112. “The hallmark of successful people is that they are always stretching themselves to learn new things.”


113. “Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning.”


114. “Becoming is better than being.” — Carol Dweck


115. “This is hard. This is fun.” ― Carol Dweck


116. “The remarkable thing I’ve learned from my research is that in the growth mindset, you don’t always need confidence. What I mean is that even when you think you’re not good at something, you can still plunge into it wholeheartedly and stick to it. Actually, sometimes you plunge into something because you’re not good at it.” — Carol Dweck


117. “With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change.” – Travis Bradberry


118. “If you’re somebody when you’re successful, what are you when you’re unsuccessful?”


119. “After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?” – Brian Tracy


120. “Failure is information-we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, I’m a problem solver, and I’ll try something else.'”


121. This is hard. This is fun. – Carol Dweck


122. “it’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.”


123. “NASA thought so. When they were soliciting applications for astronauts, they rejected people with pure histories of success and instead selected people who had had significant failures and bounced back from them.”


124. “The worst bankrupt in the world is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything else in the world but his enthusiasm and he will come through again to success.” – H.W. Arnold


125. Take one of my quizzes!


126. A growth mindset is belief you can develop abilities. – Carol Dweck


127. “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.” – Kermit the Frog


128. “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford


129. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison


130. “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.” – Carol Dweck


131. “No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”


132. “Becoming is better than being.” - Carol Dweck


133. “When people believe their basic qualities can be developed, failures may still hurt, but failures don’t define them. And if abilities can be expanded – if change and growth are possible – then there are still many paths to success.”


134. “The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” ― Carol Dweck


135. “Parents think they can hand children permanent confidence – like a gift – by praising their brains and talent. It doesn’t work, and in fact has the opposite effect. It makes children doubt themselves as soon as anything is hard or anything goes wrong. If parents want to give their children a gift the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


136. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” — Carol Dweck


137. “Many of the most accomplished people of our era were considered by experts to have no future. Jackson Pollock, Marcel Proust, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Lucille Ball, and Charles Darwin were all thought to have little potential for their chosen fields.”


138. “I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could.” ― Carol Dweck


139. “When you’re lying on your deathbed, one of the cool things to say is, ‘I really explored myself.’ This sense of urgency was instilled when my mom died. If you only go through life doing stuff that’s easy, shame on you.”


140. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein


141. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau


142. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali


143. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity!” – Albert Einstein


144. “Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training.” – Carol Dweck


145. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow


146. “Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?” If so, he says, “You may be outscored but you will never lose.”


147. “It is not always people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.” ― Carol Dweck


148. “no matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”


149. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.” Carol Dweck


150. “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark


151. “When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world (the world of fixed traits) success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other (the world of changing qualities) it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself.”


152. “Praising children’s intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance.”


153. “If you don’t give anything, don’t expect anything. Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.”


154. “After seven experiments with hundreds of children, we had some of the clearest findings I’ve ever seen: Praising children’s intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance. How can that be? Don’t children love to be praised? Yes, children love praise. And they especially love to be praised for their intelligence and talent. It really does give them a boost, a special glow—but only for the moment. The minute they hit a snag, their confidence goes out the window and their motivation hits rock bottom. If success means they’re smart, then failure means they’re dumb. That’s the fixed mindset.”


155. ‘Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way. When people – couples, coaches and athletes, managers and workers, parents and children, teachers and students – change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth takes plenty of time, effort, and mutual support’.


156. “True self-confidence is the courage to be open — to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source. Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow.”


157. Even in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn’t define you. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from. – Carol Dweck


158. “There will always be rocks in the road ahead of us. They will be stumbling blocks or stepping stones; it all depends on how you use them.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


159. “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.” – John Foster Dulles


160. “Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort and keep on learning.” – Carol Dweck


161. “We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.” — Carol Dweck


162. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill


163. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.”


164. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”


165. “Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” – Samuel Johnson


166. “This point is . . . crucial,” writes Dweck. “In the fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail — or if you’re not the best — it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome.”


167. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” – Carol Dweck


168. Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up. - Carol Dweck


169. “If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – – H.G. Wells


170. “Choosing a partner is choosing a set of problems. There are no problem-free candidates.”


171. “Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn't mean that others can't do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training.”


172. “Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training.” ― Carol Dweck


173. ‘So children with the fixed mindset want to make sure they succeed. Smart people should always succeed. But for children with the growth mindset, success is about stretching themselves. It’s about becoming smarter’.


174. The whole point of marriage is to encourage your partner’s development and have them encourage yours. – Carol Dweck


175. I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could. – Carol Dweck


176. “You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton


177. “It is impossible to live without failing at something unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you fail by default.” – J.K. Rowling


178. “We find comfort among those who agree with us, and growth among those who don’t.” – Frank A. Clark


179. “The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.”


180. “IF, like those with the growth mindset, you believe you can develop yourself, then you're open to accurate information about your current abilities, even it it's unflattering. What's more, if you're oriented toward learning, as they are, you need accurate information about your current abilities in order to learn effectively”


181. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!“ – David Dweck


182. “Don’t judge. Teach. It’s a learning process.” ― Carol Dweck


183. “Whether people change their mindset in order to further their career, heal from a loss, help their children thrive, lose weight, or control their anger, change needs to be maintained. It’s amazing – once a problem improves, people often stop doing what caused it to improve. Once you feel better, you stop taking your medicine. But change doesn’t work that way. When you’ve lost weight, the issue doesn’t go away. Or when your child starts to love learning, the problem isn’t solved forever. Or when you and your partner start communicating better, that’s not the end of it. These changes have to be supported or they can go away faster than they appeared.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


184. If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence. – Carol Dweck


185. “You don’t know what your abilities are until you make a full commitment to developing them.” — Carol S. Dweck


186. “The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” – Wallace Wattles


187. “Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way. When people…change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth take plenty of time, effort, and mutual support.”


188. “The growth mindset says all of these things can be developed. All – you, your partner, and the relationship – are capable of growth and change.” – Carol Dweck


189. “Even in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn’t define you. It’s a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.” ― Carol Dweck


190. Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training. – Carol Dweck


191. “At God’s footstool to confess,


192. Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going. – Carol Dweck


193. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don't tell you where a student could end up.”


194. “Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.”


195. “Mondays are the start of the work week which offer new beginnings 52 times a year!” —David Dweck


196. “Be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.” – Chetan Bhagat


197. “The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year.”


198. Character, heart, the mind of a champion. It’s what makes great athletes and it’s what comes from the growth mindset with its focus on self-development, self-motivation, and responsibility. – Carol Dweck


199. “In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.” Carol S. Dweck


200. “In a fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail—or if you’re not the best—it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome. They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful.”―Carol S. Dweck


201. “Teaching is a wonderful way to learn.”


202. “Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” – Thomas Watson


203. “The real cost of a four-dollar-a-day coffee habit over 20 years is $51,833.79. That’s the power of the Compound Effect.”


204. Teaching is a wonderful way to learn. – Carol Dweck


205. Becoming is better than being. —Carol Dweck, Mindset


206. “When people already know they're deficient, they have nothing to lose by trying.”


207. “You can’t just declare that you have a growth mindset. Growth mindset is hard.” — Carol S. Dweck


208. “There’s a lot of intelligence out there being wasted by underestimating students’ potential to develop.”


209. “Parents think they can hand children permanent confidence—like a gift—by praising their brains and talent. It doesn’t work, and in fact has the opposite effect. It makes children doubt themselves as soon as anything is hard or anything goes wrong. If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”


210. “Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill


211. “Most experts and great leaders agree that leaders are made, not born, and that they are made through their own drive for learning and self-improvement.”


212. “This knowledge that you might have to really reorganize and redefine yourself and build new skills is really important.” — Carol S. Dweck


213. “You have not failed unless you have quit trying.” – Gordon B. Hinckley


214. We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don't like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary. - Carol Dweck


215. “In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.3 I am fascinated by this research by Dweck because it”


216. “Often called the best woman soccer player in the world, Mia Hamm says she was always asked, ‘Mia, what is the most important thing for a soccer player to have?’ With no hesitation, she answered, ‘Mental toughness.’ And she didn’t mean some innate trait. When eleven players want to knock you down, when you’re tired or injured, when the referees are against you, you can’t let any of it affect your focus. How do you do that? You have to learn how. ‘It is,’ said Hamm, ‘one of the most difficult aspects of soccer and the one I struggle with every game and every practice.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


217. “Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.” Carol S. Dweck


218. “Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It's about seeing things in a new way. When people...change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth take plenty of time, effort, and mutual support.”


219. The other thing exceptional people seem to have is a special talent for converting life’s setbacks into future successes. – Carol Dweck


220. “Skills and achievement come through commitment and effort.”


221. “Failure is not the outcome, failure is not trying.” – Sara Blakely


222. “More and more research is suggesting that, far from being simply encoded in the genes, much of personality is a flexible and dynamic thing that changes over the lifespan and is shaped by experience.” ― Carol Dweck


223. “No matter what your ability is, the effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” — Carol Dweck


224. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius


225. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.”


226. “The students with growth mindset completely took charge of their learning and motivation.” ― Carol Dweck


227. “Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one.” – Kermit the Frog


228. “Becoming is better than being.” ― Carol Dweck


229. “When entire companies embrace a growth mindset, their employees report feeling far more empowered and committed; they also receive far greater organizational support for collaboration and innovation.” Carol Dweck


230. “Believe you can and you are half way there.” – Theodore Roosevelt


231. “If you don’t give anything, don’t expect anything. Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.” – Marva Collins


232. “In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.” — Carol S. Dweck


233. “Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” – Steve Marabol


234. “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?”


235. Wow, that’s a really good score. You must have worked really hard. – Carol Dweck


236. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did.” – Mark Twain


237. ‘I failed,’ he cried. The Master said,


238. “Believing that your qualities are carved in stone — the fixed mindset — creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over.”


239. “Always do what you are afraid of doing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


240. “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney


241. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell and got back up again.” – Nelson Mandela


242. We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary. – Carol Dweck


243. Vowing, even intense vowing, is often useless. The next day comes, and the next day goes. What works is making a vivid, concrete plan. – Carol Dweck


244. ‘Sometimes I don’t like other grown-ups very much because they think they know everything. I don’t know everything. I can learn all the time’.


245. “Everyone is a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets. You could have a predominant growth mindset in an area, but there can still be things that trigger you into a fixed mindset trait.”


246. “You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way.” ― Carol Dweck


247. “A no-effort relationship is a doomed relationship, not a great relationship. It takes work to communicate accurately and it takes work to expose and resolve conflicting hopes and beliefs. It doesn’t mean there is no “they lived happily ever after,” but it’s more like “they worked happily ever after.”


248. “We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.” – Carol Dweck


249. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” ― Carol Dweck


250. What can I learn from this? What will I do next time I’m in this situation? – Carol Dweck


251. “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!” – Albert Einstein


252. ‘Thou didst thy best, that is success.'” – quoted by John Wooden


253. “In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow.” —Carol Dweck


254. Only people with a growth mindset paid close attention to information that could stretch their knowledge. Only for them was learning a priority. – Carol Dweck


255. “I am always doing what I cannot do yet. In order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh


256. “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins


257. “What can I learn from this? What will I do next time I’m in this situation?”


258. “Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going.” ― Carol Dweck


259. “The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” – Harry Golden


260. “True self-confidence is “the courage to be open—to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.”


261. “The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – The Buddha


262. “Your horse is only as fast as your brain. Every time you learn something, your horse will move ahead.” ― Carol Dweck


263. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up. Carol Dweck”


264. “If you shoot for the stars and hit the moon, it’s OK. But you’ve got to shoot for something. A lot of people don’t even shoot.” – Confucius


265. “…The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome. They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful.” ― Carol S. Dweck


266. “The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Jack Sparrow


267. “True self-confidence is “the courage to be open—to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.” Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow.”


268. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” – Vernon Howard


269. You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way. – Carol Dweck


270. “Knowing what is and knowing what can be are not the same thing.” – Ellen Langer


271. “Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going.” Carol Dweck


272. “Mistakes are so interesting. Here’s a wonderful mistake. Let’s see what we can learn from it.”


273. “Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning.” ― Carol Dweck


274. “Failure is information-we label it failure, but it's more like, 'This didn't work, I'm a problem solver, and I'll try something else.'”


275. ‘The power of habit’ by Charles Duhigg – 10 quotes from a book


276. “Exceptional people convert life's setbacks into future successes,”


277. “Our greatest glory comes not from never failing, but rising every time we fall.” – Confucius


278. “It’s for you to decide whether change is right for you right now. Maybe it is, maybe it isn’t. But either way keep the growth mindset in your thoughts then when you bump up against obstacles you can turn to it, it will always be there for you showing you a path into the future.”


279. “You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way.”- Carol Dweck


280. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.” – Carol Dweck


281. “Failure is information-we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, I’m a problem solver, and I’ll try something else.’ – Carol Dweck


282. “Research shows that normal young children misbehave every three minutes.”


283. “Exceptional people convert life’s setbacks into future successes,”


284. “A company that cannot self-correct cannot thrive.” ― Carol Dweck


285. “The other thing exceptional people seem to have is a special talent for converting life’s setbacks into future successes.” ― Carol Dweck


286. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


287. “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” – Nelson Mandela


288. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein


289. “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson


290. Your horse is only as fast as your brain. Every time you learn something, your horse will move ahead. – Carol Dweck


291. “I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could.”


292. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie


293. “This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.”


294. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”


295. Subscribe to Self-Sufficient Kids’ email list.


296. “I haven’t failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison


297. “A growth mindset is belief you can develop abilities.” ― Carol Dweck


298. “Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going.”


299. “So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!”


300. “The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.” – Albert Ellis


301. Get your kids started on chores.


302. “The whole point of marriage is to encourage your partner’s development and have them encourage yours.” – Carol Dweck


303. Choosing a partner is choosing a set of problems. There are no problem-free candidates. – Carol Dweck


304. ​"In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh, I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow, here’s a chance to grow." - Carol Dweck


305. “Believing that your qualities are carved in stone—the fixed mindset—creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over.” ― Carol Dweck


306. “What on earth would make someone a nonlearner? Everyone is born with an intense drive to learn. Infants stretch their skills daily. Not just ordinary skills, but the most difficult tasks of a lifetime, like learning to walk and talk. They never decide it’s too hard or not worth the effort. Babies don’t worry about making mistakes or humiliating themselves. They walk, they fall, they get up. They just barge forward. What could put an end to this exuberant learning? The fixed mindset. As soon as children become able to evaluate themselves, some of them become afraid of challenges. They become afraid of not being smart. I have studied thousands of people from preschoolers on, and it’s breathtaking how many reject an opportunity to learn.”


307. “We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.” Carol Dweck


308. “The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.” – Michelangelo


309. “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.”


310. “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.”


311. “With a fixed mindset, you’re so worried about how smart or talented you are, you don’t take on challenges. You don’t try new things.” — Carol S. Dweck


312. Effort is one of those things that gives meaning to life. Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you, and you are willing to work for it. – Carol Dweck


313. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill


314. “Work hard now. Don’t wait. If you work hard enough, you’ll be given what you deserve.” – Shaquille O’Neal


315. “When people with the fixed mindset opt for success over growth, what are they really trying to prove? That they’re special. Even superior.” ― Carol Dweck


316. “...when people already know they're deficient, they have nothing to lose by trying.”


317. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” Thomas Fuller


318. “The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make a mistake.” – Elbert Hubbard


319. “Praise should deal, not with the child’s personality attributes, but with his efforts and achievements.”


320. “Is there something you’ve always wanted to do but were afraid you weren’t good at? Make a plan to do it.”


321. “Wow, that’s a really good score. You must have worked really hard.”


322. “The hallmark of successful people is that they are always stretching themselves to learn new things.” — Carol S. Dweck


323. “No problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking.” – Voltaire


324. “Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine


325. “No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” – Carol S. Dweck


326. “Your failures and misfortunes don’t threaten other people. . .It’s your assets and your successes that are problems for people who derive their self-esteem from being superior.” ― Carol Dweck


327. “Your mindset determines how you perceive and connect to the world around you.” – Joseph Taylor


328. “I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could.” – Carol Dweck


329. “All kids misbehave. Research shows that normal young children misbehave every three minutes. Does it become an occasion for judgement of their character or an occasion for teaching?”


330. “I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results.”


331. “When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world – the world of fixed traits – success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other – the world of changing qualities – it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself. In one world, failure is about having a setback. Getting a bad grade. Losing a tournament. Getting fired. Getting rejected. It means you’re not smart or talented. In the other world, failure is about not rowing. Not reaching for the things you value. It means you’re not fulfilling your potential. In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented. You have a choice. Mindsets are just beliefs. They’re powerful beliefs, but they’re just something in your mind, and you can change your mind.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


332. “Vowing, even intense vowing, is often useless. The next day comes and the next day goes. What works is making a vivid, concrete plan.”


333. “People in a growth mindset don’t just seek challenge, they thrive on it. The bigger the challenge, the more they stretch. And nowhere can it be seen more clearly than in the world of sports. You can just watch people stretch and grow.”


334. “Don’t judge. Teach. It’s a learning process.”


335. “Don’t worry about failure. Worry about chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Sherman Finesilver


336. “In the fixed mindset, everything is about the outcome. If you fail—or if you’re not the best—it’s all been wasted. The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome . They’re tackling problems, charting new courses, working on important issues. Maybe they haven’t found the cure for cancer, but the search was deeply meaningful.”


337. “There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy.” – Albert Ellis


338. “If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” – Carol Dweck


339. “You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way” Carol Dweck


340. “We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.”


341. “The whole point of marriage is to encourage your partner’s development and have them encourage yours.”


342. You have to work hardest for the things you love most. – Carol Dweck


343. ‘Success lulls you. It makes the most ambitious of us complacent and sloppy’.


344. “This is hard. This is fun.”


345. “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?” ― Carol Dweck


346. “You don’t lose if you get knocked down; you lose if you stay down.” – Muhammad Ali


347. “I believe ability can get you to the top,” says coach John Wooden, “but it takes character to keep you there.… It’s so easy to … begin thinking you can just ‘turn it on’ automatically, without proper preparation. It takes real character to keep working as hard or even harder once you’re there. When you read about an athlete or team that wins over and over and over, remind yourself, ‘More than ability, they have character.'”


348. “You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way.”


349. “There is always a step small enough from where we are to get us to where we want to be. If we take that small step, there’s always another we can take, and eventually a goal thought to be too far to reach becomes achievable.” – Ellen Langer


350. “Character, the sportswriters said. They know it when they see it—it’s the ability to dig down and find the strength even when things are going against you.”


351. “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson


352. The students with growth mindset completely took charge of their learning and motivation. – Carol Dweck


353. “You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.” – Sidney A. Friedman


354. “Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Sherman Finesilver


355. Important achievements require a clear focus, all-out effort, and a bottomless trunk full of strategies. Plus allies in learning. – Carol Dweck


356. “We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.”


357. No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment. – Carol Dweck


358. “The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.” — Carol S. Dweck


359. “You’re in charge of your mind. You can help it grow by using it in the right way.”


360. Become a member of The Empowered Parents Collective.


361. “People with the growth mindset know that it takes time for potential to flower.”


362. “Becoming is better than being.” Carol Dweck


363. “I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could.”


364. “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.”


365. “Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.” – Arthur Rubenstein


366. “Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?”


367. “More and more research is suggesting that, far from being simply encoded in the genes, much of personality is a flexible and dynamic thing that changes over the life span and is shaped by experience.”


368. “This is something I know for a fact: You have to work hardest for the things you love most.”


369. “Think about your hero. Do you think of this person as someone with extraordinary abilities who achieved with little effort? Now go find out the truth. Find out the tremendous effort that went into their accomplishment — and admire them more.”


370. “You try something, it doesn’t work, and maybe people even criticize you. In a fixed mindset, you say, ‘I tried this, it’s over.’ In a growth mindset, you look for what you’ve learned.”


371. “Those with the growth mindset found setbacks motivating. They’re informative. They’re a wakeup call.” ― Carol Dweck


372. “For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.” Carol Dweck


373. “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” – Little Women


374. Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?” If so, he says, “You may be outscored but you will never lose. – Carol Dweck


375. “Patience, persistence, and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill


376. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu


377. “Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” – Carol Dweck


378. “Being rich and successful always start with your mindset.” – William Scaec


379. Becoming is better than being. – Carol Dweck


380. “History has demonstrated that the most notable winners usually encountered heartbreaking obstacles before they triumphed. They won because they refused to become discouraged by their defeats.” – B.C. Forbes


381. “Many growth-minded people didn’t even plan to go to the top. They got there as a result of doing what they love. It’s ironic: The top is where the fixed-mindset people hunger to be, but it’s where many growth-minded people arrive as a by-product of their enthusiasm for what they do.”


382. “When you close the door of your mind to negative thoughts, the door of opportunity opens to you.” – Napoleon Hill


383. “For them it’s not about immediate perfection. It’s about learning something over time: confronting a challenge and making progress.”


384. “When there’s a setback, someone with a fixed mindset will start thinking, ‘Maybe I don’t have what it takes?’ They may get defensive and give up. A hallmark of a successful person is that they persist in the face of obstacle, and often, these obstacles are blessings in disguise.” Carol Dweck


385. ‘Suddenly we realized that there were two meanings to ability, not one: a fixed ability that needs to be proven, and a changeable ability that can be developed through learning. (…) And I recognized for the first time that I had a choice’.


386. “Mindsets are just beliefs. They’re powerful beliefs, but they’re just something in your mind, and you can change your mind.”


387. “Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.” – Phillip Adams


388. “For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value.”


389. ‘When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world—the world of fixed traits—success is about proving you’re smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other—the world of changing qualities—it’s about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself’.


390. “As growth-minded leaders, they start with a belief in human potential and development—both their own and other people’s. Instead of using the company as a vehicle for their greatness, they use it as an engine of growth—for themselves, the employees, and the company as a whole.”


391. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller


392. “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” – Charles Swindoll


393. “Failure is information-we label it failure, but it’s more like, ‘This didn’t work, I’m a problem solver, and I’ll try something else.” ― Carol Dweck


394. “Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts. So, make the effort.” – Remez Sasson


395. “True self-confidence is “the courage to be open – to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.” Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow.”


396. “The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn.”


397. “True self-confidence is “the courage to be open – to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source.”


398. “There is no failure. Only feedback.” – Robert Allen


399. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison


400. “What you get by reaching your destination is not nearly as important as what you will become by reaching your destination.” – Unknown


401. “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain


402. “I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley


403. “Most often people believe that the ‘gift’ is the ability itself. Yet what feeds it is that constant, endless curiosity and challenge seeking.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


404. Why waste time proving over and over how great you are when you could get better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek the tried and true instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking


405. “The real fault is to have faults and not to amend them.” – Confucius


406. “With a growth mindset, kids don’t necessarily think that there’s no such thing as talent or that everyone is the same, but they believe everyone can develop their abilities through hard work, strategies, and lots of help and mentoring from others.” Carol S. Dweck


407. “John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren’t a failure until you start to blame. What he means is that you can still be in the process of learning from your mistakes until you deny them.” ~ Carol Dweck, Mindset


408. “You have to work hardest for the things you love most.”


409. Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy the effort, and keep on learning. - Carol Dweck


410. “The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.”

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