Capturing “Mindset” by Dr. Carol S. Dweck
The major factor in whether the people achieve expertise is not some fixed prior ability, but purposeful engagement — Robert Sternberg
Believing that your qualities are carved in stone — the fixed mindset — creates an urgency to prove yourself over and over. We all are taught in our school lives that IQ scores tell the whole story for an individual. This results in creating a mindset amongst all the students in the classroom in which everyone had a common goal — look smart, don't look dumb.