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Become More Successful and Resilient with These Mindset Tips

By Sara Lindberg
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
November 22, 2022

When you’re struggling with something, do you approach the challenge with a mindset of “I can’t do this” or “I can’t do this yet”? Although the two statements are similar, one small word may leave the door open for more growth and learning.

These are simple examples of a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. With a fixed mindset, a person may believe that they were born with certain skills and abilities and are therefore limited in how much they can learn, improve, and achieve. By contrast, someone with a growth mindset may believe that their abilities can develop through continued learning, hard work, and persistence.

Dropping a fixed mindset and developing a growth mindset can make a difference in your mental well‑being.