Our mentality is so important as it determines our outlook towards life, people and the world. It also helps us deal with issues, can determine how successful we are and how we grow as a person. There are often two very different type of mindsets that we have, "Fixed" or "Growth". A Fixed mindset often refers to a mindset that does not change and can only accept a yes or no. This mindset believes we have a certain level of ability and cannot change that. Having a Fixed mindset (the belief you cannot change a situation and must accept what happens or is recieved) which limits success.
A Growth mindset believes we can develop our ability through hard work and effort. This mindset also believes we grow as a person and can change things instead of remaining where we are. Having a Growth mindset (the belief that you can control of your own ability and can learn to improve) is the key to success.
These two different mindsets lead to different behaviours and results. People with these two mindsets think differently and react to information differently.
In people with a fixed mindset, the brain is most active when they are being given information about how well they have done, for example a test, results or grade. In people with a growth mindset, the brain is most active when they are told what they can improve. One is about how they are perceived whilst the other is about how they can learn. You can clearly tell which one has a stronger impact on results.
These mindsets also cause people to deal with setbacks differently. People with a fixed mindset are very discouraged by setbacks, because a setback dents their belief in their ability. They tend to become uninterested and give up. Whilst people with a growth mindset view setbacks as an opportunity to learn. They tend to try harder to overcome the problem. For more information please see: https://www.skillsyouneed.com/ps/mindsets.html