“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.” ( Dweck, 2016)
Individuals that live in growth mindset believe that by doing hard work, accepting input from peers and others, and using strategies that their talents will develop in the process. Achievement is usually higher for these people and the stress and worry about perfection and appearing to be smart is radically decreased. They’ve allowed their mind to set them free from fear of failing. Adults are very quick to decide if this fits their personality but children have a difficult time visualizing what this would look and feel like. After reading Carol Dweck’s perspective and research about the benefits of growth mindset,I feel pulled to move my students into a life free perfection and without fear of failure.
Dweck, C. S. (2016). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.