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.