Carol Dweck Quotes

Who is Carol Dweck?

Carol Susan Dweck is an American psychologist and a Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She is best known for her book 'Mindset: The New Psychology of Success'.

Born October 17, 1946

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Mindset Quotes

“Becoming is better than being.”

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“Believing that your qualities are carved in stone — the fixed mindset — creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over.”

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“Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?”

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“Don’t judge. Teach. It’s a learning process.”

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“Effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”

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“Even in the growth mindset, failure can be a painful experience. But it doesn't define you. It's a problem to be faced, dealt with, and learned from.”

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“I derive just as much happiness from the process as from the results.”

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“I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could.”

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“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”

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“If you don’t give anything, don’t expect anything. Success is not coming to you, you must come to it.”

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“If you’re somebody when you’re successful, what are you when you’re unsuccessful?”

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“It’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.”

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“Many growth-minded people didn’t even plan to go to the top. They got there as a result of doing what they love. It’s ironic: The top is where the fixed-mindset people hunger to be, but it’s where many growth-minded people arrive as a by-product of their enthusiasm for what they do.”

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“Many of the most accomplished people of our era were considered by experts to have no future. Jackson Pollock, Marcel Proust, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Lucille Ball, and Charles Darwin were all thought to have little potential for their chosen fields.”

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“NASA thought so. When they were soliciting applications for astronauts, they rejected people with pure histories of success and instead selected people who had had significant failures and bounced back from them.”

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“No matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”

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“What’s easy to do, is also easy not to do.”

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“Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going.”

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“Praise should deal, not with the child’s personality attributes, but with his efforts and achievements.”

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“Skills and achievement come through commitment and effort.”

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“Success is about being your best self, not about being better than others; failure is an opportunity, not a condemnation; effort is the key to success.”

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“The growth mindset allows people to value what they’re doing regardless of the outcome.”

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“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.”

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“The view you adopt for yourself profoundly affects the way you lead your life.”

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“There’s a lot of intelligence out there being wasted by underestimating students’ potential to develop.”

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“Think about your hero. Do you think of this person as someone with extraordinary abilities who achieved with little effort? Now go find out the truth. Find out the tremendous effort that went into their accomplishment — and admire them more.”

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“This is something I know for a fact: You have to work hardest for the things you love most.”

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“True self-confidence is the courage to be open — to welcome change and new ideas regardless of their source. Real self-confidence is not reflected in a title, an expensive suit, a fancy car, or a series of acquisitions. It is reflected in your mindset: your readiness to grow.”

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“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.”

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“When people already know they're deficient, they have nothing to lose by trying.”

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“Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?”

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