So how do you know if you have a growth mindset? The answer isn’t always obvious. For one, there’s no such thing as a pure growth mindset. Most of us adopt different mindsets depending on the situation we’re in.
For example, you might take risks and behave more openly in business, but value routine and could be more resistant to change in your personal life.
No clear line separates the two types of thinking, but here are some signs that suggest you might lean toward a growth mindset.
You believe that achievements are due to efforts, not just inherent talent
You’re willing to learn from your mistakes and find value in criticism
You believe that your intelligence and ability can be developed
You’re willing to ask questions and admit when you don’t know something
You seek out challenging tasks and take on risks