How does mind over matter work?
Over 30 years ago, #CarolDweck and her colleagues became interested in students' attitudes about failure. They noticed that some students rebounded while other students were devastated by even the smallest setbacks.
When students believe they can get smarter, they understand that effort makes them stronger. Therefore they put in extra time and effort, and that leads to higher achievement.
Recent advances in #neuroscience have also shown us that the brain is far more malleable than we ever knew, and that with practice, neural networks can grow new connections, strengthen existing ones, and increase our neural growth by the actions we take, such as using good strategies, asking questions, practicing, and following good nutrition and sleep habits.👍🏽
Research has also demonstrated the link between mindsets and achievement.
It turns out, if you believe your brain can grow, you behave differently. 🙋🏻♀️🧠
Which means you can indeed change your mindset from fixed to growth, and when you do, it leads to increased motivation and achievement.
Make this week a YES YOU CAN week :)