Manage Your Mindset

Manage Your Mindset

We’ll look at what Growth Mindset means for each of us, as everyone is a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets, and that mixture evolves with experience. How can we recognise when we’re responding with a fixed mindset, and how can we turn it to growth? Discussions in breakout groups and plenary.


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Everyone has their own fixed-mindset triggers, meaning that when they face challenges, receive criticism, or fare poorly compared with others, they can fall into a response that inhibits growth. Self-reflection helps us identify these instances and design useful response mechanisms.

In Detail

Self-reflection is a powerful tool for identifying our fixed-mindset triggers and developing more productive responses to them. Here are some steps you can take to use self-reflection to identify your triggers and design useful response mechanisms:

Recognise when you are in a fixed mindset: The first step is to become aware of when you are in a fixed mindset. This can be when you are facing a challenge, receiving criticism, or not doing as well as you hoped. Once you recognise that you are in a fixed mindset, you can start to identify your triggers.

Identify your triggers: Take some time to reflect on what triggers your fixed mindset. Is it when you receive criticism from others? Is it when you face a challenge that seems too difficult? Is it when you compare yourself to others and feel inadequate? Once you have identified your triggers, you can start to develop strategies for responding differently.

Challenge your fixed mindset: When you notice yourself falling into a fixed mindset, challenge it. Ask yourself questions like, "Is this really true?" or "Am I giving up too easily?" or "What can I learn from this experience?" This can help you shift your thinking from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

Develop a growth mindset response to your triggers. This might involve reframing your thinking, seeking out new challenges, or asking for feedback. For example, if your trigger is receiving criticism, you might start to see feedback as an opportunity for growth and improvement.

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