Whether growth or fixed, mindsets affect many aspects of our everyday life. A student may have a fixed mindset in, say, math and have a growth mindset when it comes to soccer. Mindsets, a concept developed by Carol Dweck, are either growth or fixed. People with a fixed mindset view certain aspects, be it intelligence or talent, as “fixed” and unchanging, while people with a growth mindset see the same aspects as a chance to grow and improve. Until fifth grade I was the former. Fifth grade was the start of many things: a new school, new friends, and a new mindset. Fifth grade pre-algebra was the first class I had ever struggled in. My lack of a growth mindset kept me from asking questions, learning from my failures, and accepting criticism.
These successful people are dedicated and are more appreciative for what they have because they know how hard they worked to reach their goals. A worn out old Honda from the early 2000’s bought by a high school student working part time can mean so much more than a brand new 2017 Lexus some rich teenager bought with their parents money. The time and effort put forth by those who achieve their goals like buying a car make them more successful than those who are given what they have without working for it. Likewise, those who are given certain spots in activities like a club or a sports team only because of their family, money, or popularity are unsuccessful as well. Someone who barely made it into a club or sports team due to their hard work is the more successful one because again the spot wasn’t just handed to them. Therefore, the people who are most successful are often not famous or have a lot of novelties rather are those who are the most dedicated and work their hardest to attain their
Enamored with the rich and famous and wishing to propagate the narrative that certifies the American Dream, we readily accept Forbes’ unproven claim that of the nation’s riches 400, 70 percent “made their fortunes entirely from scratch,” despite the fact that based on investigation of Forbes’ misleading claim, “most of our super rich were born on third base and think they hit a triple.” We, as a society, are quick to give the benefit of the doubt to the rich; it’s a pity the same cannot be said about the
Mindsets are beliefs that you have about yourself such as; intelligence, personality and talents. The difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset is that people with a fixed mindset believe that their skills and talents are a given, and mostly worry about how adequate they are in the eyes of others. On the other hand a growth mindset is someone who sees potential for improvement and development through dedication and effort in everything they do. Growth mindset is a beneficial way to improve your communication competence (pg.20) with others, having competence involves achieving your goals while improving a relationship. A good example of this would be a person in a sales position. Most people I have known in these types positions
It isn't realistic to think that a rich and long lost uncle will pass away and leave you his trillion-dollar estate. If you truly desire to be successful, you must earn it yourself. Money doesn't make a person successful; the personal growth that a person accomplishes in their lifetime is the true standard for being successful. All the money in the world can't make a person successful; however, a person who is happy with who they are as a human being can prove that they are a true success.
Growth mindset is the cone to an ice cream. It is the foundation of what I think a successful person is. Without it one couldn’t use the characteristics mentioned above in more ways than one. Someone with a growth mindset believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work, brains and talent are just the starting point.
There are tons of people in our world today who have become very successful and these people find success in different ways. Some people work hard their whole life to achieve success and others just seem to be born talented in
Providing that there are two different mindsets that you are able to use in life according to Carol S. Dweck author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. The fixed mindset, which to Dweck is “Believing that your qualities are carved in stone- the fixed mindset – creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over.”(Dweck 6) The growth mindset is to Dweck is “ is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts.”(Dweck 7) The fixed mindset has a quality of thinking you’re a specific person and that won’t change. The fixed mindset doesn’t do well with failure. This mindset doesn’t accept failure and tend to steer away from challenges. The growth mindset believes that you can change what person you are and you’re qualities. The growth mindset accepts failure and learns from it. This mindset thrives for a challenge
Being successful in life is not always easy, because of different ways that success can be achieved. With many theories out there on success, it is hard to figure out what is needed to be done to gain success. In everyone’s lives there are many different beliefs out there that can lead to it. In the book “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, there are numerous theories that are covered with examples of successful people. They clearly show how success can be done in not just one way but in many others. The most known people that are considered to be successful are billionaires and celebrities. They all have gained success in their lives in their own diverse ways. A good set of successful people in the world today to talk about are Mark Zuckerberg, Whitney Houston, and Nicholas Sparks. These people all come from different backgrounds before gaining their success. Malcolm Gladwell discussed many theories in the book “Outliers” that can relate to the success of the people mentioned above. The true knowledge behind success can be achieved in numerous ways.
Dweck believes that someone who possesses a “growth mindset” is almost the polar opposite of someone who has a “fixed mindset.” A person with a growth mindset is able to think positively and see the silver lining of an unfavorable situation. They are able to improve from their mistakes, and always finds a way to become better at different aspects of life. Growth mindsets come with an open mind, making these people extremely versatile in any circumstance. In addition, their mindsets increase in complexity through maturity. They believe that as long as anyone puts in the effort, they have the potential to succeed.
Wealthier people are often those who work hard and put in a huge amount of effort into achieving their goals.
How does one earn the title of wealthy? Authors Dr. Thomas J. Stanley and Dr. William D. Danko have studied how people become wealthy for over twenty years. They have conducted research, written books, conducted seminars, and advised major corporations on whom the wealthy are and what are the characteristics of the affluent in America. The research for The Millionaire Next Door was comprised of personal, as well as focus group interviews, with more than 500 millionaires. A survey of 1,115 high net worth and/ or high income respondents was also compiled. The authors define the threshold for being wealthy as having a net worth of $1 million or more. This is one distinction that the authors make in comparison
Although anyone can become wealthy, the fact of the matter remains that most people will not. This remains attributed to the fact that they lack the fundamentals of becoming wealthy. Unless someone inherited their wealth, becoming wealthy will remain impossible without having a team. A prime example includes the music mogul Jay-Z. For those unaware, Jay-Z remains a prominent figure in the hip-hop community. In fact, he remains arguably the greatest rapper of all time. A few years ago, Jay-Z signed a $150 million dollar deal with Live Nation. As a result, Live Nation will not renew their "360" deal.
Throughout the history of the earth, mankind has always had the same lust for the pursuit of wealth and power. Many have achieved this success longed for by man, and many have crumbled and fallen short of their goals. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich set out to capture the mindsets of all those who have achieved success and explore what these successful people have in common. Napoleon delivers us his results by speaking directly to the reader with step by step instructions of how to grow rich and think like those whose have already achieved riches. Napoleon spent 25 years researching successful people and came up with 13 principles that if followed will help you think and believe in yourself like the accomplished do.
“I always knew I was going to be rich. I don't think I ever doubted it for a minute.” - Warren Buffett. This man is different, unique, and intelligent. Today, he is one of the richest and most respected man in the world. He, just like any other human, had one dream and it was to become rich and own the football club Redskins. His passion and determination of becoming rich was very powerful, as he carried it with him from the age of 6 to the moment he became successful and famous. His dream was turning into reality during his early years, when he came up with his unique philosophy, and when he reached success and fame.