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The Power of Belief: Mindset and Success

05 Oct

The Power of Belief: Mindset and Success

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Kaitlyn Guay

You might not expect a child chess prodigy to later become a world champion martial artist. But that’s exactly with Josh Waitzkin did.

In his TED Talk on the power of belief, Eduardo Briceno shares Waitzkin’s story, and how his knowledge of the growth mindset helped Waitzkin take the lessons of success he had learned through competing with the toughest chess competitors in the world and use it as a formula for immense success throughout his life.

Waitzkin once said, “The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.”

As known from the work of Carol Dweck, there are two different kinds of mindsets: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Briceno shares: “People with a fixed mindset worry most about how they are judged, while those with a growth mindset focus the most on learning.” Another factor is effort. People with a fixed mindset view effort negatively, i.e., the more effort they have to put in, the less good they must be at it. They judge themselves for having to try harder. Conversely, those with a growth mindset view effort as the avenue toward getting better, stronger, smarter, etc.

From athletes to musicians to chess champions, research has shown that the greatest indicator of success is not talent, but rather, a champion’s mindset.

Can you think of any fixed self-limiting beliefs that have held you back from achieving your dreams?

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