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Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset?


Your mindset is what compels you to take a certain action or leads you to refrain from acting on something. Your mindset influences how you see yourself and those around you. The various types of mindsets can mean different things to each individual, regarding how and why you think like you do. Each mindset has benefits and drawbacks.

What kind of mindset do you have?

The number of mindsets that exist is dependent on how much you generalize mindset. Finding your type of mindset is key to understanding the mindset that factors into how you operate in every single area of your life. The two main types of mindsets are Fixed mindsets and Growth mindsets. Each has benefits and downsides.

If you have a fixed mindset, you tend to believe your skills or qualities are set and cannot be changed. You have a set belief about many things including your intelligence level, and your personality or character. These people tend to limit themselves and focus on proving themselves to others.

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Characteristics of a fixed mindset

  1. Blaming others for things that are wrong
  2. Lazy habits
  3. Relying on addictions
  4. Insatiable and always want more
  5. Self-absorbed, with little thought of others
  6. Limited initiative to achieve
  7. Obsessed with what others are do or say
  8. Waste time
  9. Come across in a negative way

If you have a growth mindset you are wired to believe you have a basic set of qualities that can be cultivated and developed through your efforts, strategies and help from others.


Characteristics of a growth mindset

  • Willing to help others
  • Solve problems
  • Think big and know what you want
  • Feel gratitude for what you have
  • Eager to learn
  • Dedication to achieve and grow
  • Able to change and develop skills
  • Embrace challenges
  • Learn from failures

What type of mindset is the basis of your thoughts and actions? Do you believe that you are just this way and cannot change? Do you believe you can change, and things can be different for you? The good news is you can change your mindset to one of growth and abundance.

What type of mindset do you have? Comment below.

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Briony Young

Hi, I am Briony. Mother of 2 human babies and 5 fur babies. I am a Graphic Designer and Entrepreneur. I am the owner of Mumma Young Designs, an online based business selling motivational and digital products.



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