People in the growth mindset do not believe in permanent inferiority. If they're behind right now- well we need to work harder and try to catch up.
The growth mindset makes people able to take time and get what they need even from a threatening environment.
Exercise: think about your hero.
Do you think of this person as someone with extraordinary abilities who achieved with little effort? Now go find out the truth and admire them more.
Think of times other people out-did you and you assumed they were simply smarter or more talented. Now consider the idea that they just used better strategies, taught themselves more, practiced harder, and worked their way through obstacles. You can do that, too, if you want to.
Are there situations where you get stupid, or you disengage your intelligence?
Next time you're in one of those situations, get yourself into a growth mindset -think about learning and improvement, not judgment, and hook it back up.
If you work in a school, please share this info with your co-workers! If you are a parent, please use this in your parenting.