When you empower your kids with a growth mindset for learning, you teach them to embrace their mistakes as learning opportunities, persevere through challenging problems, and focus on individual growth.

Nurturing a growth mindset with your kids requires a purposeful and well-planned strategy to ensure that they consistently hear the right messages.

Fortunately, there are plenty of positive growth mindset messages from relatable sources that will help your kids to better understand the importance of learning from their mistakes, embracing challenges, and being lifelong learners.

Here are 10 inspiring growth mindset quotes that you can share with your kids today to help them change their attitude towards learning:

1.) “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.” -Albert Einstein


2.) “When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” - Ellen DeGeneres


3.) “I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”
– Michael Jordan


4.) "Failure is an important part of your growth and developing resilience. Don't be afraid to fail." -Michelle Obama


5.) “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people who don't want to try for fear of failing.” - J.K. Rowling


6.) “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison

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7.) "Learn from your mistakes. Take responsibility and forgive yourself." -Ariana Grande


8.) “Success is no accident. It is hard work, perserverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele


9.) "You can't be afraid to fail. It's the only way you succeed. You're not gonna' succeed all the time and I know that." -Lebron James


10.) “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the ones you did. So… sail away from the safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain


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By Anthony Persico


Anthony is the content crafter and head educator for YouTube's MashUp Math and an advisor to Amazon Education's 'With Math I Can' Campaign. You can often find me happily developing animated math lessons to share on my YouTube channel . Or spending way too much time at the gym or playing on my phone.