In her book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck detailed the differences between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Individuals with a fixed mindset believe their basic abilities, talents, and skills are limited and so they seek to validate themselves. Conversely, individuals with a growth mindset think that their ability comes from their efforts and so they focus on developing themselves. If you have difficulty sticking with good habits or learning new skills, it may be due to a fixed mindset. The good news is that with a few simple steps you can shift your fixed mindset to a growth mindset and change your life.