Mindset Quote

More than 30 years of study show that children raised in growth-mindset homes consistently outscore their fixed-mindset peers in academic achievement. They do better in adult life too. That’s not surprising. Children with a growth mindset tend to have a refreshing attitude toward failure. Rather than seeing mistakes as failures over which to despair, they see mistakes simply as problems to be solved. In the lab as well as in school, they spend much more time banging away at harder tasks than fixed-mindset students. They solve those problems more often too. Kids regularly praised for effort successfully complete 50 percent to 60 percent more hard math problems than kids praised for intelligence.”

—Dr. Carol S. Dweck /Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


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