69 Growth Mindset Quotes to Motivate and Inspire to Success

Growth Mindset Quotes

Growth mindset quotes to motivate you to improve your habits, attitude and mindset.

What Is Growth Mindset?

The phrase “growth mindset”, was coined by Stanford psychologist Dr. Carol Dweck, in her book, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.”

According to Dr. Dweck, having a “growth mindset” means we believe that our intelligence, creative abilities and character are things that we can improve in meaningful ways.

People with a growth mindset view challenges with excitement and look forward to the opportunity of changing their mindset.

Here is a list of motivating growth mindset quotes.

Inspiring Powerful Growth Mindset Quotes

Learn how developing a growth mindset can improve your life.

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

“Always do what you are afraid of doing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

“You have not failed unless you have quit trying.” – Gordon B. Hinckley

“Knowing what is and knowing what can be are not the same thing.” – Ellen Langer

“If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it would not seem so wonderful at all.” – Michelangelo

“The very best thing you can do for the whole world is to make the most of yourself.” – Wallace Wattles

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“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”Napoleon Hill

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

Improvement Starts within You

“Improvement starts within you and is dependent on your own efforts. So, make the effort.” – Remez Sasson

“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

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson

“A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” – Vernon Howard

“With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change.” – Travis Bradberry

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua Marine

“Your mindset determines how you perceive and connect to the world around you.” – Joseph Taylor

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” – Mark Twain

“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” – Warren Buffett

“We find comfort among those who agree with us, and growth among those who don’t.” – Frank A. Clark

“I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” – William Ernest Henley

“After every difficulty, ask yourself two questions: “What did I do right?” and “What would I do differently?” – Brian Tracy

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” – George Bernard Shaw

Look for the good in every situation, seek the valuable lesson in every setback, look for the solution to every problem. Think and talk continually about your goals.” – Brian Tracy

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”Lao Tzu

“Unless you’re willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won’t happen.” – Phillip Adams

“Work hard now. Don’t wait. If you work hard enough, you’ll be given what you deserve.” – Shaquille O’Neal

“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.” – Thomas Edison

“Don’t tell me how talented you are. Tell me how hard you work.” – Arthur Rubenstein

“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 harbour. Explore, Dream, Discover.” – Mark Twain

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” – Winston Churchill

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Carol Dweck Growth Mindset Quotes

Carol Dweck (born October 17, 1946) is an American psychologist, who is known for her work on mindset.

“Test scores and measures of achievement tell you where a student is, but they don’t tell you where a student could end up.” – Carol Dweck

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” – Carol Dweck

“What did you learn today? What mistake did you make that taught you something? What did you try hard at today?” – Carol Dweck

“We like to think of our champions and idols as superheroes who were born different from us. We don’t like to think of them as relatively ordinary people who made themselves extraordinary.” – Carol Dweck

“Just because some people can do something with little or no training, it doesn’t mean that others can’t do it (and sometimes do it even better) with training.” – Carol Dweck

“The whole point of marriage is to encourage your partner’s development and have them encourage yours.” – Carol Dweck

“I don’t mind losing as long as I see improvement or I feel I’ve done as well as I possibly could.” – Carol Dweck

“No matter what your current ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” – Carol S. Dweck

Action Mindset Quotes

“Dreams don’t work unless you do.” – John C. Maxwell

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time, you must make it.” – Charles Buxton

“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment.”Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure Mindset

“Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Sherman Finesilver

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

“There is no failure. Only feedback.” – Robert Allen

“Our greatest glory comes not from never failing, but rising every time we fall.”Confucius

“Don’t worry about failure. Worry about chances you miss when you don’t even try.” – Sherman Finesilver

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Success Mindset Quotes

“Would you like me to give you a formula for success? It’s quite simple, really. Double your rate of failure.” – Thomas Watson

“Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” – Napoleon Hill

“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

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” – Thomas Fuller

“Being rich and successful always start with your mindset.” – William Scaec

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

“We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.” – Marie Curie

Habits and mindset

“If you quit once it becomes a habit. Don’t Quit.” – Michael Jordan

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” – – H.G. Wells

“The pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson

Challenge and Change Mindset Quotes

“If parents want to give their children a gift, the best thing they can do is to teach their children to love challenges, be intrigued by mistakes, enjoy effort, and keep on learning.” – Carol Dweck

“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” – Steve Marabol

“Challenges are what make life interesting. Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine

“The real fault is to have faults and not to amend them.” – Confucius

“Things don’t go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.” – Samuel Johnson

“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” – The Buddha

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