New research from Stanford University shows your attitude predicts success in life more than your IQ…
But it’s the nature of your attitude that counts. Most people have one of two mindsets: “fixed” or “growth.”
Fixed-mindset people believe “you are who you are.” Everyone has innate strengths and weaknesses… and everyone should try to do the best with what they’ve got.
Growth-mindset people believe, with some effort, they can improve the hand they’ve been dealt. They embrace challenges. They see them as opportunities to learn something new.
A Forbes piece on the study includes an anecdote about famed actor and martial arts master Bruce Lee. Lee was renowned for his “growth” mindset…
One of Bruce Lee’s pupils ran three miles every day with him. One day, they were about to hit the three-mile mark when Bruce said, “Let’s do two more.” His pupil was tired and said, “I’ll die if I run two more.” Bruce’s response? “Then do it”…
“Quit and you might as well be dead. If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll spread over into the rest of your life. It’ll spread into your work, into your morality, into your entire being.
“There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there; you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you. A man must constantly exceed his level.”
The article shares seven simple ways to strengthen your growth mindset. You can read them, for free, right here.