As focusing on a “growth mindset” has become amazingly popular in schools, there have been several criticisms that the work is not beneficial, or sometimes misinterpreted. All fair criticisms of the work, even coming from Carol Dweck herself.
Although I truly believe that there is no “mindset” that applies to every situation; I have a very fixed mindset about skydiving. I also believe that the notion of not having a growth mindset has been used to label people that don’t agree with a certain direction of an organization or school. Many people challenge, not to hold on, but to move forward.