According to research conducted by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, how people view their personality affects their capacity for happiness and success.
Those with a "fixed mindset" believe things like character, intelligence, and creativity are unchangeable, and avoiding failure is a way of proving skill and smarts.
People with a "growth mindset," however, see failure as a way to grow; and therefore embrace challenges, persevere against setbacks, learn from criticism, and reach higher levels of achievement.
"Do people with this mindset believe that anyone can be anything, that anyone with proper motivation or education can become Einstein or Beethoven? No, but they believe that a person's true potential is unknown (and unknowable); that it's impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil, and training," she writes.
- Derived from an article titled “7 Scientifically Proven Ways to Achieve Better Success in Life” by Christina Desmarais