Member, Bo Faser, encourages a growth mindset with her children by sending a message to work hard, rather than relying on traits like intelligence or athletic ability (both of which can be developed with effort).

My daughter didn’t make the school volleyball team this year, and so far it has been one of the most exciting moments for me as a parent to teach her an important life lesson; when you “fail” you get back up, and if you’re committed to a goal, you’ll work harder to get better.

Stanford Professor, Dr. Carol Dweck, has dedicated her career to studying the psychology of success and the culmination of her work can be found in the book, Mindset. Her research was guided by one question: Why do some people fulfill their potential and others do not? What Dweck found is that there are two mindsets, or beliefs, that impact our level of success and these two mindsets are defined as Fixed and Growth.

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People with a fixed mindset believe that their talents, skills and abilities are fixed; that they were born with a fixed amount that can’t be improved. On the other hand, those with a growth mindset believe that talents, skills and abilities are built, and it’s through effort that we achieve our goals.

We invite you to join Fury staff as we read the book, Mindset, and begin a dialogue to foster a culture of growth; one that celebrates effort, improving, and even “fails”, because when you have a growth mindset you understand that failing is part of learning, and if you’re committed to a goal, you’ll work harder to get better.