Here you can find the best quotes from Carol Dweck grouped by book. Mindset quotes Visit Amazon for details and reviews about this book. image/svg+xml Becoming is better than being Did I win? Did I lose? Those are the wrong questions. The correct question is: Did I make my best effort?” If so, he says, “You may be outscored but you will never lose. 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. no matter what your ability is, effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment. Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Keep on going. ...when people already know they're deficient, they have nothing to lose by trying.