“It’s a learning process–not a battle between the bad you and the good you. … Every lapse doesn’t spell doom. … It’s a reminder that you’re an unfinished human being and a clue to how to do it better next time.” Carol S. Dweck, Mindset
“Every day he tells his students that he is no smarter than they are—just more experienced. He constantly makes them see how much they have grown intellectually—how assignments that were once hard have become easier because of their practice and discipline.” Carol S. Dweck, Mindset
“You’re a novice—that’s why you’re here. You’re here to learn. The teacher is a resource for learning.” Carol S. Dweck, Mindset
“Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes.” Carol S. Dweck, Mindset
“Why waste time proving over and over again how great you are, when you could be getting better?” Carol S. Dweck, Mindset
“Every time I get that critique, I tell myself, ‘Oh, that’s their job,’ and I get to work immediately on my job.” Carol S. Dweck, Mindset Writing papers and being told everything that’s not good about it can be discouraging.