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Fixed mindset self-talk: “This is who I am and this is what I am capable of.”

Growth mindset self-talk: “This is who I am and this is what I am capable of at this moment.”

At this moment supposes that at some other moment I may be different, I may grow to be someone better, I may grow to learn something better.

Fixed mindset says this is who I am and I can’t help it. Growth mindset says this is who I am at this moment but you know what, I can grow to be who I want to be.

[Feel free to replace “I am” with “you are”]

It often amazes me how habitually adding or removing a few words from our self-talk can have a lasting impact on how we view the world and respond to it.

 

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