Do you have strong faith in your beliefs? We do have it. Carol Dweck does have it as well. She emphasises that they have enormous impact on all desires and whether we will manage to realize them or not. She also emphasises that the change of beliefs can entirely revolutionise our life and they pass through all its areas. Do you want to understand how did outstanding individuals manage to be on top? Do you want to learn stories of people who eventually lost their chance? Do you want to understand yourself, your partner, your boss, parents, children, pupils, teachers? Do you want to learn how to unlock your and your closest relatives’ potential? Since you are here, we believe you do. We are different and that’s beautiful. We have different characters, abilities and our development depends on experience, learning and, above all, commitment and effort. We picked top fragments from the book which is a change. Take a challenge and always go for more! 

  1. ‘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’.
  2. Success lulls you. It makes the most ambitious of us complacent and sloppy’. 
  3. ‘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!’
  4. ‘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’.
  5. ‘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’.
  6. 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’.
  7. ‘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’.
  8. ‘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’.
  9. ‘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’.
  10. ‘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’.

We perfectly realize that changes are difficult and it is hard to measure the effort we put into any metamorphosis. But we want you to know that we didn’t meet somebody who would regret the change of attitude to life, to education, to work, to family or love relations. The transformation enriches and thanks to it you can experience things which aren’t available at fixed mindset.

Growth mindset doesn’t solve all problems but it really changes life. It becomes different. You become different – active, brave and open to the world and using your opportunities.

You decide, whether you need the change or not. Remember that growth mindset matters. It is a guideline which doesn’t disappoint in moments of weakness and problems. Give yourself a chance for better future.