Fixed vs. Growth Mindset

Careers are ever-evolving and the desire to be adaptive within the workplace is more important than ever.

Both personal and professional growth has always involved pushing through difficult times, exploring new opportunities, failing at times and learning from mistakes. According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dwech, this is known as having a “growth” mindset.

A “fixed” mindset reflects an individual whose character, intelligence and personality are static resulting in a lack of effort and a plateau in their career with no path to success.

A “growth” mindset, on the other hand, portrays an individual who enjoys learning new skills, seeks out situations to explore, and views failure as an opportunity to grow and succeed.

Open your mind and take a look at the image below that explains why having a growth mindset within the workplace can take you to new levels and achieve higher levels of success.

Growth mindset flow chart

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