In Today’s episode is about the importance of having a GROWTH MINDSET vs a FIXED MINDSET and how to use take that approach to bring about positive change in your life and veterinary clinic. 

ither you’ve got a growth mindset or you’ve got a fixed mindset

They were coined by Carol Dwek, an American Psychologist, about 6 years ago.  Dwek earned her PhD in Social and Developmental Psychology from Yale University.

She coined the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs we have when it comes to learning and intelligence.  

According to Dwek, when students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement.

 You’ll be able to recognise the three common misconceptions:

  1.  “I already have it and I always will”
  2.  “It’s just praising and rewarding effort”
  3.  “all you have to do is espouse a growth mindset and good things will happen”

You’ll also be able to recognise the seven differences growth vs fixed mindsetters have:

  1.  A belief that intelligence can be developed
  2.  Embrace challenges. 
  3.  Persist in the face of setbacks – that is you have resilience – we’ve talked about this  before in episode 6 – it’s an inner strength important to everyone in the veterinary profession.
  4.  You’ll view effort as the path to mastery. 
  5.  You’ll learn from constructive feedback (or criticism), 
  6.  You’ll find lessons and inspiration in the success of others, and you’ll 
  7.  Welcome challenges and view setbacks as an opportunity to learn and grow.

Includes excerpts from Michael Jordan talking about his growth mindset + Carol Dwek – including her a few minutes from her talk at Google.

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