Mindset The New Psychology Of Success By Carol Dweck

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Yvette Lalander
ENG 0092-2LC
Self-reflection Essay (mindset)
16 February 2023
From reading chapter 1 of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (2006) by Carol Dweck, I learned about two different mindsets: fixed and growth. I figured that I have more of a growth mindset than a fixed mindset. A growth mindset is when you are willing to change your mind more easily than a fixed mindset. Developing a growth mindset took important people: grandparents, my mom’s boyfriend, and my high school teachers and faculty. These are different parts of my life that I have more of a growth mindset than a fixed mindset. From my birth to 10years old, my grandparents helped me develop a growth mindset. When I hung out with my grandpa, he helped me with my homework: my math, reading, and writing. I loved how my grandpa made math easier to learn …show more content…

It was hard and scary to go to school before I started high school because I had a very low reading and writing score prior to going to high school. I had a lot of teachers and faculty that helped me figure out why I was at a 4th grade reading and writing level. They first took a lot of tests to figure out that I have a Special Reading Disability/ Dyslexia. After knowing I had a Special Reading Disability/ Dyslexia my teachers, faculty and I sat down to talk about how to best help me have a growth mindset while being in high school. I had accommodations that helped me learn and grow as a high school student. I think if I didn’t have those teachers, faculty and accommodations I would have dropped out of school. After I graduated from high school, I noticed that I was trying to get the Faculty Top 10 without knowing. That showed people and myself that I have a growth mindset. That’s why I had a growth mindset when I was in high school and not so much in my previous years of school because I didn’t know that I had Special Reading Disability/

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