Our favourite Growth Mindset quotes
Here are the growth mindset & resilience quotes we find the most inspirational.
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"Patience, persistence & perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success." -Napoleon Hill Success is unattainable without deliberate practice and good habits, be it in sports, education or business - learning needs hard work.
"Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity." - J. Sidlow Baxter Resilience is an important trait to encourage in children. And while it can't be taught, the traits that encourage resilience can be: their self-talk, ability to perform under pressure and, most importantly, mindset.
One of our favourite quotes about resilience and growth mindset: "Not everyone can be an Olympic gold medalist, not everyone can be the best in their field. It's all about personal bests. I admire people that can push themselves and drive themselves to get to the highest level they can possibly be." - Sir Steve Redgrave
"Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi Perfectionism adds a lot of pressure on someone, and can cause anxiety and a fear of failure. Shifting your mindset to focus on excellence and mastery can help...
Success is failure turned inside out, The silver tint in the clouds of doubt, And you never can tell how close you are, It might be near when it seems far; So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit - It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.
"Champions keep playing until they get it right." - Billie Jean King. Check out our boards for more Growth Mindset quotes and resources.
"The greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." - Oliver Goldsmith. Check out our boards for more Growth Mindset quotes and resources!
"Life isn't about finding yourself, life is about creating yourself."
"Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?" - Carol Dweck
"It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default." Author JK Rowling talks about failure being a necessary part of life that you need to embrace! Find out more about Growth Mindset on our page.
"Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt." - William Shakespeare Check out our blog for our favourite strategies to overcome self-doubt!
"Confidence is contagious." - Vince Lombardi When teaching a growth mindset, make sure you model it in your own behaviour. Showing your belief in your own ability to improve can help your students develop it as well!
"I have failed over and over and over again, and that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan Great quote from a basketball legend about the power of practice and persistence that we used in our Growth Mindset: Stories & Science series of blogs.
"When you take risks, you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important." - Ellen Degeneres A great quote that highlights the importance of failure as a way to learn and grow, that we used in our Growth Mindset: Stories & Science series of blogs.