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I just received the book, Mindset, and have started reading it. The comment above summarizes the concepts, as I understand them, in chapter one. I wish I could say that I have either a Fixed Mindset or a Growth Mindset, based on the quickie self analysis tests in this chapter.
What I've discovered over the past few weeks, however, is that I am generally happy to learn almost anything, and I'm pretty realistic about screw ups and "failures" which makes me a candidate for the growth mindset. But.... if I have preconceived or fixed notions about my abilities, for example cashiering or making pottery, and I run into set backs and challenges, I find it easy to slip into a Fixed Mindset, and disparage, dismiss, and deny the challenge rather than accept that some things are harder to accomplish than I thought.
It's a big world, filled with possibilities and sometimes I feel so small and insignificant, but that's not a bad thing, really. Like this book points out, having perspective and being realistic are basic to growth.
To be continued....