1. A person’s confidence level is impacted by:

A. Their genes

B. The social pressures in their environment

C. The risks they choose to take

D. Their responses to challenges and setbacks

E .All of the above

2. This statement is an example of a “fixed mindset”:

A. “It doesn’t matter how hard I try; there are some things that I will never be able to learn”

B. “With hard work and a lot of practice, I can learn anything”

3. This statement is an example of a “growth mindset”:

A. “I wasn’t born with natural talent for sports, so I’ll never be good at them, and this is why I don’t play them”

B. “Learning and playing sports that are challenging to me, even when they are difficult, helps to develop my talent”

4. The best way to increase your confidence after you have failed at something is to:

A. Immediately quit. Obviously you’ll never be good at it, so you should just give up

B. Find someone else to blame… it’s best if the failure wasn’t your fault

C. Acknowledge your failure, figure out what went wrong, think of different strategies or get some advice on how to be more successful, then try again

D. Switch to doing something you know you are good at, and then stick to doing only the things that you are certain you will find success

5. Some quick ways to feel more confident before a challenge are:

A. Give yourself a pep talk

B. Strike a power pose

C. Imagine yourself succeeding at first

D. None of the above

E. All of the above

6. In what ways does feeling confident help a person succeed in their every day life?

7. It seems counterintuitive that persistence in response to failure could actually increase a person’s confidence level. Explain why the opposite is true.

8. Give some examples of things people might say which indicate they have a fixed mindset? How would you correct these statements to help them develop a growth mindset?