On October 10, World Mental Health day, I will launch a new digital book.Building Mental Toughness: Practical help to become yourself at your best. The book describes 15 Mentally Tough characteristics and gives suggestions on how to develop or improve these characteristics. Based on my book, this short post is the 6th part in my series on Building Mental Toughness.

Challenge Yourself

In the book Mindset, Carol Dweck discusses the fixed mindset versus the growth mindset. People with a fixed mindset believe their talent and capabilities in life are a given and not a lot can be done about them. People with a growth mindset believe that every skill can be trained and feel they are the master of their destiny.

Her decades of research and many experiments show two important things. First of all, people can be influenced to take on a fixed or growth mindset before they take on a task. Secondly, individuals or groups with a growth mindset almost always outperform the ones with a fixed mindset.

Source: Neils van Hove

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