By Laura Sandefer June 28, 2021

Like location is to real estate, mindset is to learning.

A fixed mindset is a dead-end to lifelong learning. A growth mindset is its rocket fuel.

I grew up with a fixed mindset. Getting good grades, avoiding failure and resistance to negative feedback were my tendencies.

But after studying Carol Dweck’s work, I discovered how limiting, even sad, my old mindset was.

I wanted more for my children – and myself. Thankfully, mindset can change.

The Acton learning journey is grounded in growth mindset: embracing mistakes, celebrating effort, accepting challenges with feedback, and knowing the power of the word yet.

“I’m not good at that….yet.”

What is your mindset? Do you need a calibration? If you haven’t yet read, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck, it’s a powerful starting point.


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