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121 Growth Mindset Quotes for Kids – Inspire Kids to Grow in 2021!

Last Updated on September 8, 2022.

Ready to raise kids who thrive? Use these 121 growth mindset quotes for kids!

A growth mindset is the most powerful gift you can give your kids. One great way to encourage a growth mindset is to introduce inspirational growth mindset quotes! Here are 121 growth mindset quotes you can share with your kids to help them shift from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset.

Disney Growth Mindset Quotes

“You don’t have time to be timid. You must be bold and daring.” – Beauty and the Beast

“Sometimes the right path is not the easiest one.” – Pocahontas

“Even miracles take a little time.” — Cinderella 

“The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all.” – Mulan 

“Don’t just fly, soar.” – Dumbo

“The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.” – Pirates of the Caribbean

“Our fate lives within us. You only have to be brave enough to see it.” – Brave

“Giving up is for rookies.” – Hercules

“Change is good.” – The Lion King

“You control your destiny — you don’t need magic to do it. And there are no magical shortcuts to solving your problems.” – Brave

“I never look back, darling! It distracts me from the now.” – The Incredibles

“You’re only a fool if you give up.” – Aladdin

“Every adventure requires a first step.”– Alice

“Put your faith in what you most believe in.” – Tarzan

“There’s the whole world at your feet.” – Mary Poppins

“Adventure is out there.” – Up

​​“Just keep swimming!” – Finding Nemo

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

“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it.” – Tangled

“The past can hurt, but the way I see it you can either run from it or learn from it.” – The Lion King

“It’s up to you how far you’ll go. If you don’t try, you’ll never know.” – The Sword In The Stone

“Together, even the smallest can achieve the greatest goal.” – A Bug’s Life

“Like a shooting star, I will go the distance.” – Hercules

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Quotes from Famous People

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you’re still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher.”  – Usain Bolt

“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

“The problem human beings face is not that we aim too high and fail, but that we aim too low and succeed.” – Michelangelo

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

“The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.” ­- Harry Golden

“A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”  – Ray Davis

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

“Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says “I’m Possible!””  – Audrey Hepburn

“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

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” – William Shakespeare

“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

“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

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

“Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.”  – Teddy Roosevelt

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

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller

“It is not length of life, but depth of life that matters.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” – Dr. Seuss

​​“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.“ – Theodore Roosevelt

“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher

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Quotes to help kids develop a growth mindset
Growth mindset quotes for kids

Growth Mindset Quotes – Author Unknown

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.” 

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.”

“Small is something you become, not something you are.”

“Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited about what could go right.”

“Persistence can grind an iron beam down into a needle.”

“To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”

“A comfort zone is a beautiful place but nothing ever grows there.”

“Celebrate every victory no matter how small. All progress counts.”

“There is no failing, only ways to improve.”

“Choose the challenge, not the easy way.”

“Mindset is everything.”

“Mistakes are beautiful.”

“I cannot do this yet!”

“Shoot for the stars!”

“We only get stronger when it is difficult.”

“We learn from failure not from success.”

“You have to get in before you can win.”

“Mistakes are proof that you are trying.”

“FAIL: first attempt in learning.”

“Mistakes make a difference!”

“Get ready. Get set. Learn!”

“Bring on the challenges!”

“Practice makes perfect.”

“Mistakes help us learn.”

“Believe in yourself!”

“Every mistake you make is progress.”

“Be better than you were yesterday.”

“Strive for progress, not perfection.”

“I learn. What’s your superpower?”

“Learn to be a risk taker because there is more to gain.”

“Failure is not the opposite of success. It’s a part of it.”

Quotes from Dr. Carol Dweck, author of Mindset

“No matter what your ability is, the effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”

“Becoming is better than being.”

“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.”

“So what should we say when children complete a task—say, math problems—quickly and perfectly? Should we deny them the praise they have earned? Yes. When this happens, I say, “Whoops. I guess that was too easy. I apologize for wasting your time. Let’s do something you can really learn from!”

“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. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”

“What can I learn from this? What will I do next time I’m in this situation?”

“Parents think they can hand children permanent confidence—like a gift—by praising their brains and talent. It doesn’t work, and in fact has the opposite effect. It makes children doubt themselves as soon as anything is hard or anything goes wrong. 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. That way, their children don’t have to be slaves of praise. They will have a lifelong way to build and repair their own confidence.”

“This is something I know for a fact: You have to work hardest for the things you love most.”

“Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going.”

“It’s not always the people who start out the smartest who end up the smartest.”

“Praise should deal, not with the child’s personality attributes, but with his efforts and achievements.”

“Effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.”

Probverbs

“A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.”

“Actions speak louder than words.”

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

“All’s well that ends well.”

“As you sow, so shall you reap.”

“A stitch in time saves nine.”

“All that glitters is not gold.”

“Always put your best foot forward.”

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”

“An idle brain is the devil’s workshop.”

“Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.”

“Don’t judge a book by its cover.”

“Every cloud has a silver lining.”

“Better late than never.”

“Clothes do not make the man.”

“Don’t put the cart before the horse.”

“Every dog has his day.”

Conclusion

Sprinkling inspirational quotes into your daily life can be a powerful way to encourage a growth mindset for kids. Use these growth mindset quotes to help your kids thrive!

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