25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

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February 10th, 2015 250 Comments Features

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“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 Dweck

What if your true learning potential was unknown, even unknowable, at best? What if it were impossible to foresee what you could accomplish with a few years of passion, toil, and training? According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, this isn’t some hypothetical situation, dependent on any manner of factors from genes to environment. It’s a mindset. And it’s one you can cultivate at any point in life.

A “growth mindset,” as Dweck calls it, is pretty much exactly what it sounds like: a tendency to believe that you can grow. In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, she explains that while a “fixed mindset” assumes that our character, intelligence, and creative ability are static givens which we can’t change in any meaningful way, a growth mindset thrives on challenge and sees failure “not as evidence of unintelligence but as a heartening springboard for growth and for stretching our existing abilities.”

She writes:

“Believing that your qualities are carved in stone creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. If you have only a certain amount of intelligence, a certain personality, and a certain moral character, well then you’d better prove that you have a healthy dose of them. It simply wouldn’t do to look or feel deficient in these most basic characteristics.”

The fixed mindset can negatively impact all aspects of your life, Dweck says.

“I’ve seen so many people with this one consuming goal of proving themselves in [a learning setting], in their careers, and in their relationships. Every situation calls for a confirmation of their intelligence, personality, or character. Every situation is evaluated: Will I succeed or fail? Will I look smart or dumb? Will I be accepted or rejected? Will I feel like a winner or a loser?”

But when you start viewing things as mutable, the situation gives way to the bigger picture.

“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.”

This is important because it can actually change what you strive for and what you see as success. By changing the definition, significance, and impact of failure, you change the deepest meaning of effort.

In this mindset, the hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development. So how does this apply to learning and what can we do to help instill this attitude in our students? Here’s our list of recommended practices.

25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

1. Acknowledge and embrace imperfections.

Hiding from your weaknesses means you’ll never overcome them.

2. View challenges as opportunities.

Having a growth mindset means relishing opportunities for self-improvement. Learn more about how to fail well.

3. Try different learning tactics.

There’s no one-size-fits-all model for learning. What works for one person may not work for you. Learn about learning strategies.

4. Follow the research on brain plasticity.

The brain isn’t fixed; the mind shouldn’t be either.

5. Replace the word “failing” with the word “learning.”

When you make a mistake or fall short of a goal, you haven’t failed; you’ve learned.

6. Stop seeking approval.

When you prioritise approval over learning, you sacrifice your own potential for growth.

7. Value the process over the end result.

Intelligent people enjoy the learning process, and don’t mind when it continues beyond an expected time frame.

8. Cultivate a sense of purpose.

Dweck’s research also showed that students with a growth mindset had a greater sense of purpose. Keep the big picture in mind.

9. Celebrate growth with others.

If you truly appreciate growth, you’ll want to share your progress with others.

10. Emphasise growth over speed.

Learning fast isn’t the same as learning well, and learning well sometimes requires allowing time for mistakes.

11. Reward actions, not traits.

Tell students when they’re doing something smart, not just being smart.

12. Redefine “genius.”

The myth’s been busted: genius requires hard work, not talent alone.

13. Portray criticism as positive.

You don’t have to used that hackneyed term, “constructive criticism,” but you do have to believe in the concept.

14. Dissassociate improvement from failure.

Stop assuming that “room for improvement” translates into failure.

15. Provide regular opportunities for reflection.

Let students reflect on their learning at least once a day.

16. Place effort before talent.

Hard work should always be rewarded before inherent skill.

17. Highlight the relationship between learning and “brain training.”

The brain is like a muscle that needs to be worked out, just like the body.

18. Cultivate grit.

Students with that extra bit of determination will be more likely to seek approval from themselves rather than others.

19. Abandon the image.

“Naturally smart” sounds just about as believable as “spontaneous generation.” You won’t achieve the image if you’re not ready for the work.

20. Use the word “yet.”

Dweck says “not yet” has become one of her favourite phrases. Whenever you see students struggling with a task, just tell them they haven’t mastered it yet.

21. Learn from other people’s mistakes.

It’s not always wise to compare yourself to others, but it is important to realise that humans share the same weaknesses.

22. Make a new goal for every goal accomplished.

You’ll never be done learning. Just because your midterm exam is over doesn’t mean you should stop being interested in a subject. Growth-minded people know how to constantly create new goals to keep themselves stimulated.

23. Take risks in the company of others.

Stop trying to save face all the time and just let yourself goof up now and then. It will make it easier to take risks in the future.

24. Think realistically about time and effort.

It takes time to learn. Don’t expect to master every topic under the sun in one sitting.

25. Take ownership over your attitude.

Once you develop a growth mindset, own it. Acknowledge yourself as someone who possesses a growth mentality and be proud to let it guide you throughout your educational career.

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Saga Briggs is Managing Editor of InformED. You can follow her on Google+ or @sagamilena

250 Responses

  1. Hi Saga. Thanks a lot for this very useful article. I was working on Dwecks’work recently and on subject as “Learning how to learn”. And your article is a very relevant summary of various aspects I saw in different docs.
    It’s great and inspiring. Thanks

    • Deserae says:

      I enjoy what you quoted, “Learning to Learn.” I caught that form this article as well.

    • Roy Ashford says:

      Thanks for for that brilliant insight I know it will help us all

    • Nathaniel Hearn says:

      Hi Saga. I really enjoy these 25 ways to develop a growth mindset, most of the time my mind is in the wrong place when it comes to learning this will help me focus on what’s important. Learning is one of the important keys to my success.

    • lashonna cameron says:

      Today reading this article was refreshing along with reassuring in so many ways. In this passage what stood out the most is some of the traits such as use the word yet” in specking more, take risks in the company of others, reward actions not traits, and lastly emphasize growth over speed.

    • Reginald McLaurin-Bey says:

      I found your blog extremely beneficial as it offers 25 points to improve yourself.

    • Linda Reed says:

      Two thing right out the door learning how to learn. I just would like to add that if I was Child learning how to swim how does this help me. My Name is Linda Reed. The discussion is how to navigate from one place to another. There is so much to say. Just stayed focused. Thank you to the ones that have the same interest. the Learning begins with have a great day and night.

    • xioo says:

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    • Xiomara Gonzalez says:

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    • I reall enjoyed reading your article the growth mind set, so much I would to mention. Abandon the image. Thats mind for now Thanks says:

      Thanks

    • Anna says:

      Hello Saga,

      This reading was extremelyinformative, it really opened my eyes to the human learning process. I consider myself having a growth mindset. I believe that it’s vital in ones life to always keep learning and growing.

      Anna

    • In today”s society we are each a process learner and we preceive situations usually with a common sense approach ;however using the brain with past learning expreiences gives us the opportunity to establish a broad scale.This article from you is gratifying to know and appreciate the same applies to yourself.

    • Abu says:

      I agree, this article helped me learn a lot about myself and how I perceive learning. This will have a very strong impact on how I teach my own kids. Though I applaud their efforts, I tend to put more emphases on the results more then the process, I can see now how that can stagnate a childs ability to learn.

    • Zayvon says:

      Hey saga loved the article. This really helps me to identify my weeknesses more. Now im more aware of where i need to focus more. Im even more confident now than i was before about my future. And i have a mindaet to learn.

    • Jessica olison says:

      Hello Saga Thanks so much for this article. It really gives me life and the full aspect on what it is to learn. It really help me to understand learning in a much better way thanks again.

    • This was fascinating education and information. I feel like now I have a guide line or a template or a blueprint in life now. This was resourceful. I plan to practice this in my everyday life to pass on to my daughter and nieces.

    • britney thorne says:

      Hi Saga. I believe you articular is very helpful and inspiring

    • Joan Bennett says:

      Hi Saga: My name is Joan Bennett. I am learning and hope one day to have mastery of the mystery of Critical Thinking Mindset. I believe that examining and analysis of different learning patterns will allow me to increase my understanding/learning to succeed. As for me, decoding and unlocking Adaptive Learning Patterns will be my greatest challenge. Creating by Changing my mindset will be worth my vested time Studing.

    • Rebecca L. Polk says:

      How brilliantly written. I admire how you can alter ones mindset by these simple phrases.

    • lun-yea morris says:

      very interesting !!! This will help me on my NEW college journey and future endeavors.

    • Kaishla Ortiz says:

      Reading this article was an inspiration to my learning process. Having a growth mindset throughout my college experience will help me better focus on my school work and how I even veiw my everyday lifestyle. Thank you for this strategy to improve myself in order to earn my degree!

    • Shrachela Booker says:

      When stated take ownership of your attitude, meaning to acknowledge yourself as someone. I will taken that throughout my career and lifetime. It meant a lot to me.

    • muhammad says:

      I almost felt attacked in this due to the fact that I need to do all 25 of these

    • Amber Thrash says:

      Hi, my name is Amber and I enjoyed the reminder that a growth mindset is a good thing. You made me understand that learning is to be learned not memorized.

    • Fredrick Terry says:

      hello Saga,

      Thank you for the insight you’ve presented in your study. It is a very vital tool that I can use to enhance growth through my studies while attending school. Your article was a great view in how one obtain different sides of learning. I will definitely apply this in reaching further education in life. Thank you.

    • Krystal mcdonald says:

      hi thank you it was very helpful and very interesting I enjoyed and like this alot

    • Ashley love says:

      Thanks for the insight on how to better ourselves. I took from this Article take ownership over your attitude like I have been doing . and take risks going back to school is everything to me thank you !!!

    • Andrea Ambrose says:

      This reading really means a lot to myself and many others. It will be useful during this course. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • marissa san miguel says:

      I enjoy learning what I used to motivate myself to win or lose. It was interesting.

    • Kimberly Reece says:

      Thank you that was a very learning and helpful article I read. It will help me in my assignment. thank you again.

    • Christopher Barwick says:

      Hi Saga
      I thought this article was very helpful for understanding on how to learn.It puts things into a perspective that most people do not think of.I have heard similar ideas before and i always try to remember the basics of them because we are never really done learning in life.So anything that helps us learn more efficiently is worth remembering.

    • GROVER MCCULLORS says:

      Hi Saga: This article was very inspiring and helped me thru a difficult time to press on to learning and achieving my goals. Much success on your future endeavors as well your classmate Grover

    • marie lanaux says:

      Hello Frederick, I also like the quote, “Learning to learn.” Because it’s never to late to learn. I’m proof of it.

  2. bob says:

    i love it, it really helped me to get a growth mindset and made me also forget, and lose my loved ones so i hate it.

    • Reginald McLaurin-Bey says:

      You know Bob, you say you hate it, but what I hear is, that you are getting out of your comfort zone. No one wants to do that, but soon, this will be your new comfort zone. That is worth loving.

    • Abu says:

      bob I don’t understand what you mean by lose your love ones, are you refferring to the sacrifice you’ll have to make, people you would have to cut off to focus, is that what you hate about it? not sure exactly can you clarify?

    • GROVER MCCULLORS says:

      I’m achieving and driving toward mind growth mindset always believing in myself.

    • Lisa M Hayes says:

      I really like this it is so very nice thanks for this.

  3. Kori Miller says:

    Useful info! Thank you for putting it together. I plan to reference it in an upcoming podcast.

  4. Andrew cookson says:

    Thank you so much this has helped me as I have not mastered all my ambission a and dreams (yet) ! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป but I will !

  5. Barnie Bassey says:

    It’s painful to write a comment on mobile, but this article totally worth it. Great effort, you must have worked hard on this!

  6. Rasheed tucker says:

    this has been very helpful in putting things like “the process of education” in perspective. These days it is not hard to see that people have ben taught what to think and not how to think. To be effective in this world you will need the ability to distinguish reality from fantasy; opportunity in adversity, grit from stuborn adhearence to old ways, and the ingredient we call effort and hard work. Thanks for your contribution.

  7. Useful info! thanks for sharing

  8. Thank you so much for sharing this great post.Very inspiring and helpful too.Hope you continue to share more of your ideas.

  9. An excellent overview but it would have been nice to have more actionable points. “Abandon the image”? “Cultivate grit?” How exactly does one do this?

    Much of this comes down to self-talk and affirmations, which I would recommend to anyone interested in improving their inner dialogue.

    • Saga Briggs says:

      Thanks for your feedback, Etienne. This article is meant to highlight the variety of strategies that can be used to develop a growth mindset, but youโ€™re correct that it would be worth examining each point in depth. Weโ€™ll keep your comment in mind for future posts. Thank you for reading.

  10. nice information in this post.

  11. Great Set of Points to be practised in day to day life. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Hope more of them on the way

  12. Leta Nash says:

    Acknowledge and embrace imperfections

  13. nancy kelly says:

    Replace failing with Learning how to meet your goals.

  14. jatasya says:

    Thank you for the article , made me rethink the learning process to be encrypted in kids

  15. milan says:

    thanks for such great article

  16. ind mania says:

    Such a wonderful post really very nice.

  17. charles says:

    Thanks a lot for those great points.

  18. Nancy says:

    I am an educator in Vermont in the USA and was wondering if I may use your article in a training presentation for special educators please? Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Kind regards,
    Nancy

  19. Mel says:

    Great summary, well done!

  20. Margarita says:

    I find this article to very useful, and helpful.
    I think you did a terrific job with all that was said .
    Great job. I loved It…..

  21. Ray says:

    This article had some very useful information. Definitely picked up on some strategies.

  22. Abby says:

    Thxs, this helped for a project! Very helpful!

  23. Najaah says:

    great overview.

  24. Lea says:

    Thank you so much for this great review, it has helped me a lot!

  25. This is brilliant! I am doing a presentation about self belief and confidence on Friday which I believe are totally linked to growth and fixed mindset. Can I quote these in a small booklet I am producing for the attendees I will of course reference you!!

  26. Allo says:

    Really very helpful information. This article had some very useful information. Definitely picked up on some strategies.

  27. Thanks a lot this article helped me a lot ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Shalamova says:

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  29. Hina Khan says:

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  30. sudha reddy says:

    Very nice information in this post.

  31. Emmanuel says:

    I want to write a thesis on effect of mindset on the academic performance of students with hearing impairment. I am from plateau state Nigeria

  32. Heather says:

    I have a 5-year-old who absolutely has a fixed mindset. In the jigsaw puzzle example, I definitely recognized him in the group that wanted to do the same puzzle over and over. Not because he loves it, but because he doesn’t want to do something difficult and fail. I feel like I’ve always praised effort and hard work! How can I get him to be more open to growth?

    • Saga Briggs says:

      Hi Heather, thanks for your comment! I certainly recommend finding some more ideas in Carol Dweck’s work. When it comes to children, she advises parents and teachers to emphasise “process” over achievement: “Parents and teachers can engender a growth mind-set in children by praising them for their persistence or strategies (rather than for their intelligence), by telling success stories that emphasise hard work and love of learning, and by teaching them about the brain as a learning machine.” I’d also add that, for a five year old trying to solve a new puzzle, there’s no such thing as “failure”; just learning!

  33. zara says:

    This information is really amazing to me,because I would be speaking to young teenagers graduating from high school about this.

  34. Joy says:

    Really excellent, till now I am a fixed mindset person, your column will definitely make me growth mind set person. Thanks for this..

  35. suzen says:

    these steps really working thanks for sharing this great information with us

  36. Riya says:

    This article is really great. Thanks for sharing with us.

  37. Jyoti says:

    Great information that you have provided on this page.

  38. Rohit says:

    Really informative article.

  39. Nav Lok says:

    Very nice post and the great information you have provided in this article

  40. Jamie Park says:

    Really comprehensive and makes you review the many items of the growth mindset

  41. Vivek says:

    Nice work done by author

  42. Dan X says:

    This is a very informative and helpful article. Thanks.

  43. katrina says:

    thanks from my heart to the author for this article. the article is really effective and also it has given more chance to develop an inner human being. Thanks again

  44. Aman Thakur says:

    Awesome blog thanks for sharing this information!!!

  45. An inspiration gives you million reasons to live in the dark moments when you feel at the lowest.
    thanks for sharing a well carfted article. will love to see more such articles from you.

  46. Deirdre Kinsella Biss says:

    Excellent article. I would like to get permission to share this article in a workshop I am facilitating. How do I find you? I have been trying hard Saga!

  47. Maxime says:

    Hi Saga!
    I’ve searched A LOT for articles on how to develop the growth mindset.
    And your article is the one that made the more sense.
    It’s awesome!
    I even mentioned you in my latest article (check out the link above).

    “People who succeed inspire me”

    Many thanks for your great article!
    Maxime

  48. Anna says:

    Hi, would you mind if we repost the 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset? We will give credit.

    Cheers

    • Saga Briggs says:

      Hi Anna, no problem as long as you give credit to InformEd or Open Colleges and link to our blog. Cheers.

  49. A very well written article Saga. I found the quote at first paragraph is so interesting, effort means we are not smart and talented. But it’s a different story in other world. Currenty I am doing effort aftering something but after nearly a two years the expected results don’t come. May be I am not talented for this !

  50. Aman says:

    Such a nice information thanks for it!!

  51. Jessie says:

    It is very useful information. Thank you for this information!!

  52. kevin wang says:

    Great information and lots of them are quite good and useful

  53. Stella Franze says:

    A student with a fixed mindset will reject learning if it means not failing !! Spot on, great read. Thank you

  54. Varun Bajpai says:

    One of the best articles I have come across.

  55. Nasir Sayed says:

    Truly enriching… ” Acknowledge and embrace imperfections” is really the key word I take forward for continuous improvement. Generally , in life we tend too leave aside the imperfect side to strengthen more on our winning traits. The imperfect side can lead to an imbalance in the long term

  56. Brenda Williams says:

    That was a very interesting article a great way to help you with the way you say things and how you put things in together to help you think about what you do and say about things loved it.

  57. Tina Allen says:

    I loved this article. The “not yet” concept is something I have been telling people for years. Not just students, or even children, it works with anyone who hasn’t quite reached their goal “yet”. We just have to keep going until we get there. And as my dad always said when asked, ” Are we there yet?” “We are closer than we started, we will get there eventually if we keep on going.”

    • Saga Briggs says:

      Thank you for your comment and thank you for reading, Tina!

    • D. McNeil says:

      This article “not yet” do make a person continue to strive for perfection and want to continue to press on. Because like you said earlier keep on going, you will eventually reach the finish line.

  58. ruby says:

    this is very helpfull for me thanks alot saga

  59. jabari manning says:

    Very enlightening

  60. Pam says:

    Saga, for me this article was like none other, I’ve always thought i was a growth mindset person but now I’m pondering which one am I? This article has inspired me to put in more effort into my learning skills. I am a mother and grandmother, your information is going to help me effect three generations in my family for that i thank you and look forward to more from you. Also thank you Open College for providing Saga with a platform to reach as many people that she has.

  61. Marshall Hankamer says:

    It makes perfect since to me the logic behind growth mindset. As well as how a simple word like yet, predetermins the mind frame you end up with. The fixedmindset is a shallow mindset the youth should be thought that instead of tested. To broaden there outlook and not short stop there capabilities.

    • Mildred Thomas says:

      Hi Sage I am new at this, Growth Mindset, I just got into this Early Childhood Education. So I know I have to learn about my self before I can work with others. Thank You

  62. Ciji Thompson says:

    This growth of the mind set was very helpful to me. I enjoyed reading it.

  63. Paul Sullivan says:

    Thank you for sharing it has definitely changed my perspective on learning and it say’s a lot on how I really view thing’s. I find this to be very helpful.

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  65. Aanchal says:

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  66. Rene Jain says:

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  67. Ashwin says:

    Good Information, thanks for sharing with us.. keep it up .. good going.

  68. Frustrated says:

    The growth mindset is great for neurotypicals. But if you work somewhere that pushes the growth mindset and you happen to have ASD, then you’re going to have a very hard time.

  69. Jonathon Hernandez says:

    I see this article as a great tool for any person. This can be utilized at a younger age to Foster growth. You can also revisit it at an older age if you are looking for motivation to better yourself. These are very familiar points I share with my team on a regular basis, I look forward to sharing this them.

  70. Tram Yeany says:

    Working in the same profession for so long and reading the “25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset was a great read” helps me realize and that there’s more than one answer. It can be right or wrong either ways it helps your mind grow!

  71. Heidi Wood says:

    Wow! This made me open my eyes. I always am very hard on myself, and get so mad when I don’t know something. Taking on line classes is a big step for me, and I have been scared since I signed up. The “Not yet” is my favorite. Its not that I don’t know it, or I don’t understand it, its just I don’t know/understand it yet. Thank you for this.

  72. Ojas says:

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  73. Christian Orozco says:

    Thank you for your article , could help for every person. I remember a quote from Akio Morita, creator of Sony, “We could have limit in our capacity but never in our effort”

  74. Great article! Reading this for my Personal Dimension of education class-enjoyed the message “not only are people w/this mind set not discouraged by failure, but they don’t actually see themselves as failing in those situations- they see themselves learning”.

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  77. Amy Decker says:

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  78. Maria Hernandez says:

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  80. Razvan Popescu says:

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  81. Donovan Tolley says:

    This article is great! I am trying to help my team members at work understand that if your make changes, you can do better. We never do the same thing every day. Growth Mindset in everyone will definitely help!

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  84. Bright says:

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  101. Reading and understanding the 25 ways To Develop A Growth Mindset is very influential . It not only breaks down the way a learning thinks but emphasises on the way a learner can be blocked by not applying these learning is when these learning strategies are not applied. I enjoyed reading this article ,and I will apply it daily in my learning development.

  102. Heather B. says:

    I enjoyed reading your article. It has given me great insight towards how I am going to approach learning new ideas and new material as I continue to learn new things.

  103. Tawanna Jackson says:

    I really found the 25 strategies to a Growth mindset has great steps to learn and keep the brain active, after all our brain is a muscle that needs to be exercise daily I enjoyed the article and I’m ready to learn these strategies to help improve my brain more.

  104. Antonio Garcia says:

    your ability to research the concept of fixed mindset and a growth mindset and the results are very fascinated you did a very good job explaining every detail of the subject thank you for sharing this information

  105. Josephine says:

    The 25 ways to Develop a Growth Mindset really influenced me to not just attend college but to also learn more and develop more ability to learn in the process.I will apply this to my college career.

  106. Perla Vasquez says:

    Love the article! It is very helpful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  107. Kat says:

    Wonderful article. My attention was locked in from the first paragraph. However, the amount of typos were breaking my focus and taking away the full potential this information could give.

  108. Angela says:

    I have lived by the growth. Learning much of my life. However I had never really heard “when you meet one goal make a new one…” and though this is a step I often work by. I like putting it into a concrete step.

  109. lisa pilato says:

    I have lived and learned all my life. To be successful is to not have the mindset that everything is hard and you cannot succeed. But having the growth mindset is also challenging because you may score low and say you scored high just to impress your integrity. Its best to be truthful and live and learn.

  110. Keycha says:

    This article was dead on for me personally! I really enjoyed reading the 25 ways to Develop Growth Mindset. It really opened my eyes to how I think about certain things when trying to achieve a task. Thank you for the insight really good read.

  111. Victoriano says:

    I am scared of writing. I will have to overcome all that fear.

  112. Victoriano says:

    I like what you said about failing it’s in learning.

  113. Pyae Phyo Hlaing says:

    Thanks for the great and awesome article.

  114. Meghna says:

    very nice articleโ€ฆI think anything is possible if you have the mindset and the will and desire to do it and put the time in.

  115. Karthi says:

    Good website to read. Nice articles.

  116. Juanita Anderson says:

    The article was great.. I like how it caught my eye and made me realize things.. Its was nice though

  117. Tonya Roberts says:

    I truly enjoyed reading this article. I do feel I have my eyes open to a new way of thinking.Thank you.

  118. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful and helpful post with me

  119. Tamra Merrell says:

    Hello Saga,
    Thank you so much for braking down different ways to have a growth mindset. I think I will make a copy and read them daily. So that i can keep in mind the different ways to think things through. I don’t want to become like “stagnant water” as Kenny Rudd stated. So I will use what I’ve learned. Thank you.
    Tamra ๐Ÿ™‚

  120. Lisha jackson says:

    I learn a lot about myself. One thing I learned, I got to work toward changing my mindset from fix to growth. I feel with my journey with my continued education I will. Thank you for the article.

  121. LeRithea Rolan says:

    I must say that I’ve enjoyed reading 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset. It made me realize that I portray the majority of them; while sitting at a standstill in certain aspects of my life. A real eye-opener.
    Thank you

  122. Erika Estep says:

    What a good message. This really gives you an outlook on how your mind really thinks and works.I believe everyone has the tendency to have a fixed mind set but these are some great points to get yourself out of thinking that way.

    • Joan Bennett says:

      Hi Erika: My name is Joan Bennett. I believe 25 ways to develope a Critical mind set are key elements to learning adaptive thinking. Realizing that there are certain things will challenge me. Learning not to think negative about the challenge but embrace the idea that I have not Mastered it yet. This will lead me to develope different patterns for success. Critical Thinking is a good practice for improved outcomes. The brain is a muscle. To keep it active will exercise it. Just as I go to the gym for exercise and strengthening of my skeletal muscles; I need to have a toned brain as well.

  123. Patrece L Brookshire says:

    One thing I learned is to be honest with myself. If I get something wrong don’t be afraid to say “I got it wrong”.Take criticism ,ask for help.Try to find a better solution to solve the problem. Have a open mind.Thank for the information.

  124. Deangelo Jenkins says:

    I really enjoyed reading 25 ways to develop a growth mindset. This article helped me learn to except my imperfections. Do not seek peoples approval for things. When some one makes a mistake learn from their mistake. When I accomplish a task make sure I immediately start another one to accomplish.

  125. Tanekia Poole says:

    Thanks very much this was some Awesome Information!

  126. jessie bell says:

    I had a new view point on the quote”Having a growth mindset means relishing opportunities for self-improvement. Learn more about how to fail well.” is the pillar of any successful accomplishment of a business venture.

  127. Joan Bennett says:

    Hello Saga:
    Your article was inspiring and speaks to the inner parts of my core beliefs. If I use my time wisely
    then pace myself taking time to Study and Review, then my efforts won’t be in vein!

  128. greg says:

    A great mindset to overcome all odds is easy sometimes hard but when you think outside the bubble than i believe than anything can be possible .For fact i myself have troubles in believing myself that i can achieve success , tho here i am today proving myself that i can do this so these 25 steps are very great tools that comes very handy and i will be using these step fr the rest of my life

  129. Dale Maultsby says:

    I love what you have placed out there for us to review and take charge on what our minds are capable of doing. I have never had the opportunity to begin my expansion of my growing mind set until I joined Ashford University. The quote: The brain is like a muscle that needs to be worked out like the body. I love that quote. I will place that on my background screen. Thank you Ms. Saga Briggs, keep the news coming

  130. I would like to thank you for allowing a person with a desire,passion,and sad to say very low self esteem just being able to view a fraction of what the human mind can accomplish with the right mindset has improved my desire to want more out of life in particular (brain plasticy) just because the brain is,nt fixed the mind should,nt be either because of your findings I Marcus Edwards has learned so i,m obligated to bend the knee ? Thank You

  131. Lauren says:

    A very well written article Saga. I found the quote at first paragraph is so interesting, effort means we are not smart and talented. thank you for sharing

  132. Danele Williamson says:

    This article was very inspiring to me. Thank you for the great resource. I believe that our mind set and how we use our speaking really does effect what path we are on. I have been learning how to grow myself the last three years and this article spoke very clear to me! The 25 ways to develope a growth mindset is a great tool that I will use for myself and share with own children and my students!
    I enjoyed it very much, Thank you Saga!!

  133. Sheika Sanders says:

    I think 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mind Set is very interesting.

  134. Denise says:

    This information provided was very useful and helpful. It really is an eye opener for me and i enjoy reading this.

  135. Alexia says:

    Thanks for a very informative article. I love your outlook on mindset!

  136. Joanne says:

    Great article. It opened my eyes in a lot of ways.

    Thank you

  137. Angela says:

    Learn to Learn has really made a impact on my mindset. After reading that I learn that there is always room for growth.

  138. Corinna Sullivan says:

    Very Informative, love it.

  139. Corinna Sullivan says:

    I have learned a lot from this article. Opened my eyes and learned a lot.

  140. Edward Salter says:

    Think for the information on 25 ways to develop a growth mindset

    • Brittany Sparks says:

      Thank you. I found a few new ways to help maintain my growth mindset. I also learned the ways I have a growth mindset.

  141. Mary Alfaro-Franklin says:

    Changing words to give me and those I plan to use this on will provide the confidence we just may need to do better, to build or provide in us a positive mind set to encourage us to want to do better in everything we do. Having a positive attitude and knowing the person sitting next to you is much smarter then you will no longer be intimidating. Their strength may not be yours but yours may not be theirs. Excited to put some of these changes into affect. I’ve always felt that helping others reach their potential is a great way to build a great foundation for a strong relationship.

  142. Candice A. Heard says:

    This is most definitely a great article.

  143. Marcus Garner says:

    Great Passage, it was really and eye opener!

  144. Gabrielle Highland says:

    The 25 ways to Develop a growth mindset was very helpful

  145. Shanda Simmons says:

    Very informative. I love reading about mindset. Helped me to learn that its always room for growth.

  146. Prince says:

    Self confidence is an important thing for one to respect oneself and then others.It is an essential part for the growth of a person. Here’s what I found about how to improve self confidence

  147. Jobsky says:

    I am an educator in Vermont in the USA and was wondering if I may use your article in a training presentation for special educators please? Looking forward to hearing from you.

  148. SSC says:

    Thanks for a very informative article

  149. Cormella Weston says:

    I really enjoyed reading all about growth mindset. I was able to understand who I am as an individual based on my mindset.
    You have many good key points in this passage. Thank you!

  150. Sonya Bernard says:

    I enjoy read the 25 Growth mindset and it was interesting to me.

  151. Sonya Bernard says:

    I enjoy reading it.

  152. Beverly Murray says:

    Thanks for the great information. I really plan to use this information during my school as well.

  153. loryn smith says:

    the info was very helpful

  154. Leah Reed says:

    I truly enjoyed reading this article because I could see a lot about myself as I read the verbiage in some of the numbered sentences from 1 through 25.

  155. Clifondra Howard says:

    Thank you first off for making this list, It most definitely would be a great fit for the staff that I work with for the type of kids that we service on a day to day basis. Some on the list i found that I have mastered and there are others on the list that I’m still trying to stay away from though.

  156. Brittney Morgan says:

    Great list! Your tips are well organized and explained. I love how you broke them down and I feel everyone has experienced or is going to experience challenges. Having a positive mind changes the outlook on a lot in life.

  157. monique johnson says:

    I was really impressed by the article it has made me look forward to learning more and pushing harder even when I make mistakes or don’t know longs I am willing to learn and continue to grow and except that I am not going to get everything right .

  158. Devin span says:

    Saga,Thanks for the knowledge that your spreading keep up the great work it was right on time.

  159. Donysha says:

    This article was really a great read it really put things in perspective for me

    • Robert Roman says:

      Saga, excellent feed. I will share with my team in our next departmental meeting. 25 ways to develop a growth mind set.

      Thank you.

  160. Robert Childs says:

    This was very informative. It made me realize how much our own minds control more of our lives and how we live them by just our thinking. Thank you for this.

  161. Amy says:

    Impressive read. It definitely makes look at learning differently.

  162. Devoughn Maddox says:

    Once you know better, you do better. Knowing and not doing is the same as not knowing.
    I am very thankful for the knowledge.
    I will be posting this on my wall as a reminder to myself everyday.
    Thanks again

  163. Angela D Eiland says:

    Greetings Saga,
    After reading your 25 suggestions how we can grow our mindsets…..I am ready than ever to effectively look for opportunities to stimulate growth for mine! Thank you and happy growing everyone!

  164. Very Helpful, Thanks for posting!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  165. Ricardo Hernandez says:

    what an amazing article to really take in full I had to read it twice thoughtfully. there are just so many things t take away from this article not only for school , work, but for life in general just looking at things in a different way means a lot thank you so much.

  166. Janet DeLosh says:

    thank you for this article it has been very enlightening. This has helped me understand things a little bit better.there is alot of differant thing someone can take from this article for learning.

  167. Cindy Wormwood says:

    My takeaway from Growth Mindset ~~~{cultivate} having that greater sense of purpose, {value} taking my time to truly learn in spite of mistakes which allows for real self improvement {view challenges}!
    Great food for thought!

  168. Brandy says:

    I really enjoyed reading this article. It has giving me a totally different mindset. Thank you for this

  169. christalena Randolph says:

    This article was a great read. I learned a lot and will be changing my mindset.

  170. KATHY S. says:

    Hello Saga,
    I just too the assessment with MindSet Works and the results pretty much define me. It’s good when you are allowed the opportunity to honestly assess yourself and you recognize yourself in a positive way that there is a need and a change to be made to your own mindset, instead of hearing it for your parents, teachers, partners and bosses in a negative way.
    Thank you for this article so very much and thank you Carol Dweck!!

    Kathy S.
    Bronx, NY

  171. Karla Marie Ortiz says:

    Thank you for a very interesting article, appreciate the simplicity but yet powerful points of views.

  172. Lennard Pullom says:

    This was a very interesting article and so true in many ways.

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