I am reading a fabulous book right now called “Mindset” I highly recommend it to everyone on EARTH. For the majority of my life I’ve had a fixed mindset. This started really early, when I was told from a very young age that I would never be a good test taker. I accepted this as fact, instead of the utter bullshit that it was, simply, because I had a fixed mindset. For years, this had me locked into being afraid of challenges, and being afraid of not being smart. This also manifested into me seeking out those I deemed “smart” and putting them on pedestals, making them feel perfect, and worshiping them. I would only stay interested in things I did well right away, and this fixed mindset fueled my developing perfectionism. The idea that one evaluation can measure you forever is complete bullshit, and also horrifying for those with a fixed mindset. The thought that you must succeed perfectly, and immediately hinders growth on so many levels. I began to slaughter my fixed mindset in my 20’s when I wanted to do something that would require some pretty intense testing. I chose to do it anyway. I thrived. I left a safe relationship that wasn’t serving me, though I stayed in out of fear of not being able to do it on my own. I thrived. I moved to a city I always wanted to live in, without a job lined up, I thrived. I started a business in an industry I knew nothing about, I thrived. I completely shifted my fixed mindset into a growth mindset over a series of choices. I continue to learn, and I continue to thrive. I am no longer scared to take risks or try new things. Get the book.