What Mindset Is and Why It Matters

Could what you believe about yourself impact your success or failure?

According to Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, your beliefs play a pivotal role in what you want and whether you achieve it. 
  1. A mindset refers to whether you believe qualities such as intelligence and talent are fixed or changeable traits.

    • People with a fixed mindset believe that these qualities are inborn, fixed, and unchangeable.
    • Those with a growth mindset, on the other hand, believe that these abilities can be developed and strengthened by way of commitment and hard work.


    Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. Mindset explains:

    • Why brains and talent don’t bring success
    • How they can stand in the way of it
    • Why praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes them
    • How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivity
    • What all great CEOs, parents, teachers, athletes know


    “In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented.” –Carol Dweck


    Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference.

    In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success — without effort. They’re wrong.

    In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

    Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships and helps to create healthy habits.

    What’s the best way to get started with your growth mindset revolution? One way is to identify where you may have fixed mindset tendencies so that you can work to become more growth-minded. We all live upon a continuum, and consistent self-assessment helps us become the person we want to be.

    There are many different ways you can support a healthy mindset. One way I like to stay focused and switched on is with diffusing Essential Oils. Below is my favourite blend to use.

    Essential Oil Blend for Energy, Intention, Focus and Clarity

    Thyme, Spearmint and Lemon

     Mediation is another great tool, as is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

    Mindset is a choice, and when you practice a great growth mindset daily, it becomes a habit. And habits lead to reaching your goals!

    Thanks for stopping by, you are so appreciated!

    Love, Melissa, Health & Wealth X

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