Fixed vs Growth – The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Us And Our Careers

Insight & Opinion

For more than three decades of research, Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University has been figuring out answers to why some people achieve their potential while equally talented others don’t.

Surprisingly it doesn’t just come down to ability, it’s whether you look at ability as something inherent that needs to be demonstrated or as something that can be developed. Dweck’s research explores our conscious and unconscious beliefs, and how by changing even the simplest of them can have profound impact on our success.

According to Dwek we have “Two Mindsets” a fixed and a growth mindset as highlighted in this neat Infographic below by the Designer Nigel Holmes

Two Mindsets Infographic