Growth Mindset Quotes to Change Attitudes about Effort Versus Outcome

Having a Growth Mindset Changes Your Outlook

The idea behind the principle is to focus on the effort, not the outcome. According to Carol Dweck, a renowned psychologist at Stanford University, “They may appreciate endowment, but they admire effort, for no matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”

We sometimes tend to find the negative in a situation; this impacts our mood and outcome of events. As a parent or educator, you must show how to turn a bad experience into an opportunity for learning and development.

A child may have a negative mindset if she scores poorly on an exam. Use a growth mindset quotes to counter a poor grade. Remind your child that the low mark demonstrates how much they have accomplished and presents an opportunity for further learning.

growth mindset quotes

Start a student’s day with these amazing growth mindset quotes.

 “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”

Henry Ford

“Just because you haven’t found your talent yet doesn’t mean you don’t have one.”

Kermit the Frog

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.”

Carol Dweck

“The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.”


“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.”

Thomas Watson

“I know for sure that what we dwell on is what we become.”

Oprah Winfrey

“There is always a step small enough from where we are to get us to where we want to be. If we take that small step, there’s always another we can take, and eventually a goal thought to be too far to reach becomes achievable.”

Ellen Langer

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So. . .sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

Mark Twain

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.”

Margaret Thatcher

“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

Winston Churchill

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