The best players are not scared to make mistakes, they know they will learn from them!

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The best players are not scared to make mistakes, they know they will learn from them!

When the going gets tough and you need to stay motivated and positive during your daily and some times hardest training sessions, or your toughest tournament experiences, a little “Growth mindset” can help you through.

Since the publication of Stanford University Professor of Psychology Carol Dweck’s book on Mindset earlier this year you might have heard of differences between a Fixed Mindset vs. a Growth Mindset. It’s a great book with useful insights we will discuss more in detail later. For now, let’s give you some very bold tips that help you straightaway!

Firstly – what is a mindset?

A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by you or a number of people around you or certain groups, that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within you or the group to have a certain perception on life and adopt or accept prior behaviors, evaluate choices we make, etc.

  • In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong.

  • In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities.

” Never lose – Either learn or win “

Go for the Growth Mindset – it will shift your focus on WHAT IS POSSIBLE IF YOU WORK HARD!

To make the theory very tangible, we have collected some questions that undoubtfully sometimes enter your mind and give you some COUNTER THOUGHTS to immediately get rid of these limiting thoughts. Here we go:


Always realize that the best players in the game make the most mistakes.  The difference is that they are not afraid to make errors.  With each mistake, they learn something that will help them reach the next level.  Start thinking like them.

Find below some more results from Carol Dweck’s study, her book is available on:


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