People with a fixed mindset document their intelligence and talents rather than working to develop and improve them.

Alternatively, in a growth mindset, people have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence can grow with time and experience.

  • I’m in elementary school up until high school => fixed mindset
  • I’m in college and since then => growth mindset

What happens when people believe they can get smarter and they realize that their effort affects their success?

They will put in extra time, which leads to higher achievement.

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