MIT students share how shifting to a growth mindset has helped them see their struggle as a learning experience and feel less like an impostor.
Daniel: Growth Mindset
Daniel offers an analogy for different approaches to making progress.
Katie: Growth Mindset
Katie realizes that her reaction to the initial poor grade that she received in class was to exert more effort. Instead of dropping the class, she persevered. She hypothesizes that she learned more deeply because of the challenge than if she had been able to coast easily through the coursework.
Jennifer: Growth Mindset
Jennifer shares how shifting to a growth mindset helped her see challenges as learning opportunities and feel less like an impostor.
Not Comparing Yourself to Others
When facing difficult experiences, it is natural to draw comparisons to peers and doubt your own abilities. MIT students reflect on insights gained about who they are and what they are capable of when they learned to stop comparing themselves to others.
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