Three things people get wrong about having a Growth Mindset and how to fix it

Easy to fall into the three traps of a growth mindset but with these actions, you can identify them and redirect your mind away from them.

Riz Tabley
5 min readJul 3, 2023
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Mindset revolutionized how people thought about personal growth. The terms growth mindset and fixed mindset entered the lexicon of the modern language and became powerful tools to help people grow and develop.

Along with the powerful concepts associated with growth mindset, came misconceptions. Misconceptions block people from truly developing a growth mindset.

Fixed mindset

A fixed mindset is a belief that your attributes and qualities are fixed and cannot be developed.

You’re focused on proving how good you are and validating yourself.

You blame external factors when you don’t meet your expectations.

Growth Mindset

A growth mindset is a belief that your qualities can be developed through learning and experience.

You thrive on facing challenges and you know it’s about effort and striving to achieve your goals.