Mindset: Learning and Life

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English 101

25 March 2013

What kind of Mindset do you have?

There is a variety of things that play a role in an individual’s success in life. Such as motivation, curiosity, practice, determination, ability to learn, Etc. It is important to have some sort of motivation in life to become successful. In some of the articles we’ve discussed we’ve seen how people have different ways of teaching themselves something they are eager to learn or simply have interest in knowing more about it. Not everyone has the same method of learning in life. You will be surprise to learn the different ways you can teach yourself something and how it will impact your life in the future. No one accomplishes great things in life without years of passionate practice and work.

There are two different kinds of Mindsets. Fixed mindset/growth mindsets are two extremely different things. A Fixed mindset is a person that believes that there smartness is a given and they can do nothing to better themselves. In the other hand a growth mindsets is the total opposite of a fixed mindset. They see their qualities as things that can be developed through there dedication and efforts. On the Marcus’s Guitar Zero article we see how this individual fought to learn how to play the guitar. He was determined to learn no matter what. In that article we also learn about the 10,000 hour rule. It affirms that in order for you to become an expert in any domain you need to put a lot of work 10,000 hours of practice is one of them. That’s exactly what he did he gave up everything around him and concentrated himself to music everyday just dedication and practice. He never gave up; he had the motivation to keep going no matter how much he had accomplished.

Believe it or not your emotions and your feelings play a big role in life. For example on the Malcolm X handout we see how Malcolm informs us that he was street smart but not book smart. He didn’t know how to read, write...
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