July 29

Are you growth or fixed minded? (210:365)

source: Carol Dweck via

source: Carol Dweck via @cindywarber

Everyone is faced with the same dilemma… Do you get to a certain part of your career, and decide that you have learned everything? Or do you continue to push yourself and grow? Its easier said than done, but Carol Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success is a great read for anyone seeking to understand this dilemma.


The graphic (on the left hand side) was found on twitter thanks to Cindy Warber. The important aspect of the graphic is the compare/contrast of Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset. I thought this was an amazing breakdown and illustrates things you may say to yourself, or hear others say in your meetings, or conversations in your organization. It reveals a lot about how we learn.

So, I have to ask… are you in a growth mindset, or a fixed mindset? Do you know anyone who has a fixed mindset, and might need to read this? Please share 🙂



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Posted July 29, 2014 by drspikecook in category blog 365 challenge

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