A growth mindset is an essential part to leading a productive, effective and full life. To cultivate a growth mindset, we should teach others to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy making an effort, and to always keep learning.
Instead Of (Fixed Mindset)…Try Saying (Growth Mindset)
How smart am I?…How can I become smarter?
I don’t know…I don’t know YET.
It is what it is…I can find an opportunity here.
You can do it...You can learn it.
Let’s work hard...Let’s work hard so we can improve.
You are so smart...I see you are getting this, so let’s move on to something else.
This is so hard...This will help you learn.
I don’t think I can do this...I can do this and work at it until it’s done.
I give up...Oooooh, a challenge! Yay!
You failed...Look at how much you can learn from this.
Sweet! This is a piece of cake!...How can I take this to the next level?
I failed…I can learn from this. I can train my brain and make the grey matter more dense. Cool.