Study Guide Part 2: Mindsets, which one are you
Having an understanding of what mindset you have can help you adjust your current mindset to one that is more conducive to learning. In this short overview we help you identify what mindset you may have.
Generally speaking, there are two types of mindsets; Growth and Fixed.
With a Growth Mindset, the following occurs:
- You believe you can learn anything you desire.
- When feeling frustrated, you persevere and don’t give up.
- You make the choice to challenge yourself.
- You believe that failing does not make you a failure; you believe it’s a way of learning.
- You pride yourself on trying hard.
- You are inspired by the success of those around you.
- You believe that with effort and a positive attitude, you can do anything.
With a Fixed Mindset, the following occurs:
- You believe you are either good at something or you’re not. There is no middle ground.
- When you feel frustrated, your response is to give up.
- You don’t like to be challenged and will avoid it where possible.
- You believe that failing makes you a failure; that you are no good.
- You need others to praise you to feel good about yourself and your abilities.
- You are threatened by the success of those around you.
- You believe that your abilities determine everything and state of mind does not impact performance.
Your state of mind can greatly impact your approach to learning in life. Being aware of your mindset allows you to better prepare yourself for a positive learning experience.
The next part of the study guide will introduce you to learning styles and how you can identify which learning style you may have.