37 Growth Mindset Quotes to Help You Persevere in Challenging Situations

mmorressy7.21 Striving to go higher and further is what having a “growth mindset” is all about

After investing the last 45+ years in studying, applying and mentoring tens of thousands of others in transformational principles, a question I’ve often received from some of the people I work with is:

“Mary, I’m dealing with a challenge in my life right now, and I just can’t seem to break free and move forward! What should I do?”

Here’s what I tell them:

“Every challenging situation you or I may ever face has a silver lining attached to it, even if we can’t see it right away.”

The secret to seeing the benefit within every struggle is to shift our mindsets about the perceived challenge we’re facing.

When we feel stuck or challenged, it can be so easy to adopt a fixed mindset – one of fear, worry, doubt, anger or resignation.

This is perfectly natural, but in truth, moving away from a fixed mindset and towards a growth mindset is the key to getting unstuck, moving forward, and unlocking new and better opportunities for yourself and your life!

37 Growth Mindset Quotes

Here are 37 growth mindset quotes that will inspire and motivate you to keep growing and learning – so you can continue creating a life you love. And don’t miss the free PRINTABLE POSTER at the end of this article!

  1. “Always do what you are afraid of doing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think!” – Albert Einstein
  1. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” – Henry Ford
  1. “Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill
  1. “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” – Napoleon Hill
  1. “Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better?” – Carol S. Dweck
  1. “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  1. “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein
  1. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  1. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
  1. “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill
  1. “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass…It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  1. “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
  1. “Love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” – Carol S. Dweck
  1. “The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.” – Napoleon Hill
  1. “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
  1. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas A. Edison
  1. “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all.” – Dale Carnegie
  1. “There isn’t a person anywhere who isn’t capable of doing more than he thinks he can.” – Henry Ford
  1. “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
  1. “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” – Thomas Edison
  1. “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” – Albert Einstein
  1. “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill
  1. “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein
  1. “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison
  1. “When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.” – Napoleon Hill
  1. “Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell
  1. “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” – Muhammad Ali
  1. “Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going.” – Carol S. Dweck
  1. “You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher
  1. “Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill
  1. “Becoming is better than being.” – Carol S. Dweck
  1. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time but it is the ability to resist or use failure that often leads to greater success.” – J. K. Rowling
  1. “The best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” – Wallace Wattles
  1. “It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius
  1. “It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.” – Theodore Roosevelt

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When you begin to shift toward a growth mindset, you automatically open yourself up to more opportunities, such as:

  1. Earning more money
  2. Attracting healthy, loving relationships
  3. Welcoming greater health and wellbeing
  4. Doing work you love

These opportunities seem to come more readily because you have the confidence, knowledge and creativity to do more great things. But most importantly, you believe that you can ?

What is your choice for today?
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