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#1. Your horse is only as fast as your brain. Every time you learn something, your horse will move ahead. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#2. People with the growth mindset know that it takes time for potential to flower. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#3. If you don't give anything, don't expect anything. Success is not coming to you, you must come to it. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#4. What can I learn from this? What will I do next time I'm in this situation? - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#5. What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today? - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#6. Finding #2: Those with the growth mindset found setbacks motivating. They're informative. They're a wake-up call. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#7. If you had to choose, which would it be? Loads of success and validation or lots of challenge? - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#8. They were self-effacing people who constantly asked questions and had the ability to confront the most brutal answers - that is, to look failures in the face, even their own, while maintaining faith that they would succeed in the end. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#9. Vowing, even intense vowing, is often useless. The next day comes and the next day goes. What works is making a vivid, concrete plan. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#10. Success is about being your best self, not about being better than others; failure is an opportunity, not a condemnation; effort is the key to success. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#11. When you're lying on your deathbed, one of the cool things to say is, 'I really explored myself.' This sense of urgency was instilled when my mom died. If you only go through life doing stuff that's easy, shame on you. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#12. Instead, they are constantly trying to improve. They surround themselves with the most able people they can find, they look squarely at their own mistakes and deficiencies, and they ask frankly what skills they and the company will need in the future. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#13. Even in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn't define you. It's a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#14. What did you try hard at today? - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#15. Chose executives on the basis of "runway," their capacity for growth. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#16. The whole point of marriage is to encourage your partner's development and have them encourage yours. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#17. Malcolm Gladwell, the author and New Yorker writer, has suggested that as a society we value natural, effortless accomplishment over achievement through effort. We endow our heroes with superhuman abilities that led them inevitably toward their greatness. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#18. Yes, he was depressed, but he was coping the way people in the growth mindset tend to cope - with determination. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#19. This is hard. This is fun. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#20. Character, the sportswriters said. They know it when they see it - it's the ability to dig down and find the strength even when things are going against you. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#21. Is there something in your past that you think measured you? A - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#22. Math and science need to be made more hospitable places for women. And women need all the growth mindset they can get to take their rightful places in these fields. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#23. The great teachers believe in the growth of the intellect and talent, and they are fascinated with the process of learning. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#24. Skills and achievement come through commitment and effort. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#25. scientists are learning that people have more capacity for lifelong learning and brain development than they ever thought. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#26. When Do You Feel Smart: When You're Flawless or When You're Learning? - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#27. Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#28. A genius who constantly wants to upgrade his genius. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#29. Think about what you want to look back and say. Then choose your mindset. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#30. When they see it - it's the ability to dig down and find the strength even - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#31. Actually, people with the fixed mindset expect ability to show up on its own, before any learning takes place. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#32. The growth mindset also doesn't mean everything that CAN be changed SHOULD be changed. We all need to accept some of our imperfections, especially the ones that don't really harm our lives or the lives of others. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#33. I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#34. Wow, that's a really good score. You must have worked really hard. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#35. As growth-minded leaders, they start with a belief in human potential and development - both their own and other people's. Instead of using the company as a vehicle for their greatness, they use it as an engine of growth - for themselves, the employees, and the company as a whole. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#36. Are there situations where you get stupid - where you disengage your intelligence? Next time you're in one of those situations, get yourself into a growth mindset - think about learning and improvement, not judgment - and hook it back up. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#37. The wrong kind of praise creates self-defeating behavior. The right kind motivates students to learn. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#38. On the whole, people with a fixed mindset prefer effortless success, since that's the best way to prove their talent. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#39. Babe Ruth rose like a rocket. Through discipline. He also loved to practice. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#40. John Wooden, the legendary basketball coach, says you aren't a failure until you start to blame. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#41. They know how to take tests and get A's but they don't know how to do this - yet. They forget the yet. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#42. they would get praise for taking initiative, for seeing a difficult task through, for struggling and learning something new, for being undaunted by a setback, or for being open to and acting on criticism. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#43. Of course, after the creative act no one cared about follow-through. That was beneath them. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#44. The effort kids simply thought the difficulty meant "Apply more effort." They didn't see it as a failure, and they didn't think it reflected on their intellect. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#45. Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn't mean that others can't do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#46. Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don't tell you where a student could end up. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#47. Many of the most accomplished people of our era were considered by experts to have no future. Jackson Pollock, Marcel Proust, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Lucille Ball, and Charles Darwin were all thought to have little potential for their chosen fields. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#48. Another way people with the fixed mindset try to repair their self-esteem after a failure is by assigning blame or making excuses. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#49. We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don't like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#50. Hierarchy means very little to me. Let's put together in meetings the people who can help solve a problem, regardless of position. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#51. Exceptional people convert life's setbacks into future successes, - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#52. Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#53. Now consider the idea that they just used better strategies, taught themselves more, practiced harder, and worked their way through obstacles. You can do that, too, if you want to. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#54. NASA thought so. When they were soliciting applications for astronauts, they rejected people with pure histories of success and instead selected people who had had significant failures and bounced back from them. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#55. You have to work hardest for the things you love most. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#56. All of these people had character. None of them thought they were special people, born with the right to win. They were people who worked hard, who learned how to keep their focus under pressure, and who stretched beyond their ordinary abilities when they had to. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#57. So what should we say when children complete a task - say, math problems - quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let's do something you can really learn from! - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#58. I start sentences with ands and buts. I end sentences with prepositions. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#59. Fixed mindset makes you concerned with how you'll be judged; the growth mindset makes you concerned with improving. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#60. there's a lot of intelligence out there being wasted by underestimating students' potential to develop. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#61. A fixed ability that needs to be proven, and a changeable ability that can be developed through learning. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#62. A no-effort relationship is a doomed relationship, not a great relationship. It takes work to communicate accurately and it takes work to expose and resolve conflicting hopes and beliefs. It doesn't mean there is no "they lived happily ever after," but it's more like "they worked happily ever after. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#63. People may start with different temperaments and different aptitudes, but it is clear that experience, training, and personal effort take them the rest of the way. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#64. to see failure not as a sign of stupidity but as lack of experience and skill. Your - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#65. Fixed ability that needs to be proven, and a changeable ability that can be developed through learning. That - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#66. For them it's not about immediate perfection. It's about learning something over time: confronting a challenge and making progress. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#67. It's for you to decide whether change is right for you right now. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't. But either way keep the growth mindset in your thoughts then when you bump up against obstacles you can turn to it, it will always be there for you showing you a path into the future. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#68. Your failures and misfortunes don't threaten other people ... It's your assets and your successes that are problems for people who derive their self-esteem from being superior. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#69. The best thing parents can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#70. The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it's not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#71. the major factor in whether people achieve expertise "is not some fixed prior ability, but purposeful engagement. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#72. Many growth-minded people didn't even plan to go to the top. They got there as a result of doing what they love. It's ironic: The top is where the fixed-mindset people hunger to be, but it's where many growth-minded people arrive as a by-product of their enthusiasm for what they do. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#73. For twenty years, my research has shown that the view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life. It can determine whether you become the person you want to be and whether you accomplish the things you value. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#74. As a New York Times article points out, failure has been transformed from an action (I failed) to an identity (I am a failure). This is especially true in the fixed mindset. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#75. You can always substantially change how intelligent you are. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#76. In the fixed mindset, setbacks label you. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#77. This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#78. Mistakes are so interesting. Here's a wonderful mistake. Let's see what we can learn from it. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#79. They'd had no interest in proving themselves. They just did what they loved - with tremendous drive and enthusiasm - and it led where it led. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#80. But isn't potential someone's capacity to develop their skills with effort over time? And that's just the point. How can we know where effort and time will take someone? Who - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#81. Or: "The ideal student values knowledge for its own sake, as well as for its instrumental uses. He or she hopes to make a contribution to society at large. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#82. Not only weren't they discouraged by failure, they didn't even think they were failing. They thought they were learning. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#83. If you're somebody when you're successful, what are you when you're unsuccessful? - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#84. Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?" If so, he says, "You may be outscored but you will never lose. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#85. Mia, what is the most important thing for a soccer player to have?" With no hesitation, she answered, "Mental toughness. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#86. Some of the world's best athletes didn't start out being that hot. If you have a passion for a sport, put in the effort and see. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#87. To be successful in sports, you need to learn techniques and skills and practice them regularly. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#88. Beware of success. It can knock you into a fixed mindset. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#89. When people with the fixed mindset opt for success over growth, what are they really trying to prove? That they're special. Even superior. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#90. Becoming is better than being - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#91. When people already know they're deficient, they have nothing to lose by trying. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#92. Believing that your qualities are carved in stone - the fixed mindset - creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#93. I don't mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I've done as well as I possibly could. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#94. you aren't a failure until you start to blame. What - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#95. Becoming is better than being. The fixed mindset does not allow people the luxury of becoming. They have to already be. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#96. When you enter a mindset, you enter a new world. In one world
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success is about proving you're smart or talented. Validating yourself. In the other
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it's about stretching yourself to learn something new. Developing yourself. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#97. Failure is information-we label it failure, but it's more like, 'This didn't work, I'm a problem solver, and I'll try something else.' - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#98. No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#99. It is not always people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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#100. Praising children's intelligence harms their motivation and it harms their performance. - Author: Carol S. Dweck
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