@Spencer People are driven by their own lack of confidence to find excuses for failures. I think that many people in our generation do make too many excuses because we obviously have the knowledge, technology, and resources to achieve almost anything, only requiring motivation and effort.
@Kaily- Yes, girls receive much more criticism than boys mainly due to firmly established stereotypes that have lasted for decades. Women are looked down upon due to gender, and are not always recognized for their empowering capabilities.
@Piper- Carol Dweck would consider success to be tremendous growth and improvement. She would find success from achieving a goal due to hard work and growth.
@Kayla- People with growth mindsets seem to be more hard working, because they strive to see success coming from personal growth. This takes much more work than a fixed mindset, because they would have stopped working toward their goal and given up, or found a point where their work was "good enough".
@Class- Do you feel that motivation from others reflects your work ethic more? Also, who is more likely to motivate you, someone with a fixed or growth mindset?
@Ashley- I think that both growth and fixed mindsets do exist. Even though they are both very broad topics, they affect many outcomes in different lives. The mindsets show the difference between learning to succeed and accepting failure.
@Josh- Yes, schools can sometimes cause students to develop fixed mindsets. By comparing them to 30 other students in every class, kids begin to think that they could never live up to the accomplishments of others.
@Class- How do stereotypes affect your mindset? Theoretically, should your mindset become more fixed or more growth oriented?