Fixed vs. Growth Mindset and Self-Confidence


Think about the most confident people you know.
It’s easy to tell when someone has it, right?

It’s in the way they carry themselves, their body language, the way they communicate, their charisma, or maybe it’s even in the way they dress.

But it’s also just as easy to see when someone doesn’t have it.

You’re either born with it, or you’re not – right?
(Wrong. This is actually a common misconception.)

Let me let you in on the real deal.

Self-confidence is a skillset.

This means it’s something you can actually create.  

And in order to create it, you have to manage your mindset.

One of the recent books I’ve been reading (and I highly recommend) that explains this concept well is “Mindset” by Carol Dweck. (In it, she explains the difference between having a “growth” vs. “fixed” mindset.)

To sum up the book (as it relates to self-confidence) is that a growth mindset is one that breeds self-confidence, knowing that we are capable of figuring things out, that we are capable of growing.

A fixed mindset, on the other hand, is one that is based on the idea of talent. And if you have a fixed mindset, the idea is that if we weren’t born with it, we’ll never have it.

Here’s the great news: once you understand how to manage your mindset through a growth mindset, you can generate self-confidence immediately.

How would that change your life?

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