- Google: The established set of attitudes held by someone.
- - A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations. (The Free Dictionary)
- A mental inclination, tendency, or habit. (Merriam-Webster.com – Medical Dictionary)
- A person’s usual attitude or mental state is his or her mindset. (Vocabulary.com)
- A person’s way of thinking and their opinions. (Cambridge Dictionary)
- An attitude, disposition, or mood. (Dictionary.com)
- The ideas and attitudes with which a person approaches a situation, esp when these are seen as being difficult to alter. (World English Dictionary.)
- The established set of attitudes held by someone. (Oxford Dictionary)
FIXED VS. GROWTH
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Having the correct mindset can have set someone up for success or for failure. There can be beneficial sides to having the correct mindset and negative effects having the wrong mindset. When someone thinks it is possible to improve as a person, you are more likely to succeed. This person is set up in a growth mindset. A person who thinks they have reached their maximum level of intelligence, talent, or will they are in a fixed mindset. This will prevent that person from becoming better and setting themselves up for failure. (Meier). (Thum). (Blackwell).
WHERE CAN MINDSET BE APPLIED?
- Fluid Learning
BENEFITS OF HAVING A GOOD MINDSET
Mindset can have a great impact on the future of oneself. Having the correct mindset could turn bad situations into good situations. Mindset and the self-fulfilling prophecy go hand in hand. Expect good things and good things will happen and vice versa.
INSPIRATIONAL STORY: JACKIE ROBINSON
Jackie Robinson went through the adversity of life threats in order for him to stop playing baseball. As well players / teammates, coaches, and fans using racial slurs to get him to quit. Jackie Robinson used the right mindset and attitude to use those threats/ hate as fuel. Growing up in poverty with six siblings, playing four sports at UCLA, joining the military, and while in the military getting arrested during segregation for refusing to move to the back of the bus. Jackie Robinson had heart, passion, and guts to stand up towards authority in order for what he believed. Robinson being mentally tough blocked out all the negativity as well the many thoughts of quitting when things got physically and emotionally tough, to overcome and shatter the color barrier in baseball. Not only shattering the color barrier in being the first African American in baseball. Though, during all the mental abuse Jackie Robinson received inside and outside the lines. Jackie Robinson used the right mind set, the right attitude, and used the bad situations as fire to stay focused to become as well the rookie of the year and a champion. Further to become one of the most iconic figures in sports Jackie Robinson changed baseball forever and the views of millions.
SETTING UP THE CORRECT MINDSET