“Fixed-Mindset Triggers” Please respond to the following:
- From mindsetonline.com, please read the “How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?” page, and then respond to the following questions:
- As Carol Dweck notes, we all hold both fixed and growth mindsets. Identifying situations that trigger a fixed-mindset voice can be a beneficial first step. These are situations that make you feel defensive, anxious, or worried about your ability (e.g., getting performance-improvement suggestions, low grades, new projects, etc.) What are some fixed-mindset triggers you experience at work and at school? Explain how you these make you feel.
- Choose one of your identified fixed-mindset triggers. How might you respond with a growth mindset voice instead?
- Think of a recent setback and explain how you were able to overcome it or how you plan to respond to the challenge.