The Winning Mindset That You Need for Success

People’s attitudes towards intelligence tend to be defined by either a fixed mindset (they believe intelligence is static and pre-determined) or a growth mindset (they believe intelligence is developed and cultivated). The Fixedmindser can be a colossal obstacle, as it encourages people to be arrogant and narrow-minded about what they are good at and defeatist at what they are not. The growth mindset, by contrast, tends to be much more conducive to curiosity, hard work and patient self-improvement. Cultivating a growth mindset can help set you up for success.

Reflect on these key points:

  • 1Although Binet’s test has devolved to a standardized tool denoting capability, it was intended as a mere benchmark.
  • 2In reality, Binet believed that education and practice could fundamentally transform intelligence.
  • 3It is therefore important not to allow a number given from an IQ test to judge your true potential.

“Working on yourself all through your life and constant reading and continuous learning is what is required to go from zero to hero.”

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