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mindset

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mind-set

(mīnd′sĕt′)
n.
1. A fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person's responses to and interpretations of situations.
2. An inclination or a habit.
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Again I question the mind-set. They wanted to play stylish rugby when a simpler approach could have given them penalty chances.
Now is the time to reflect on our mind-set toward career counseling.
Along with addressing specific safety issues, officers also must focus on the relationship between these procedures and their own mental mind-set to survive an attack.
That is most definitely the wrong mind-set, and we have to be much broader than that.
It's based on an attitude of personal accountability, where individuals have a "make it happen" mind-set. They believe that success or failure comes from individual actions-not external forces-and devote their energy to overcoming obstacles rather than wasting energy complaining, blaming others, or wishing things were different.
'Students with a growth mind-set are not as worried about [failing], and so they take on more challenges, persist longer and are more resilient in the face of setbacks,' says Dweck in Scientific American Mind.
The legal fight is over, but still the company faces a deep challenge of breaking out of its insular mind-set. The fact that it has just paid more than $30 billion in dividends is tacit admission that it can't make a major acquisition.
Scott Rothkopf's piece ["Banned and Determined," Summer 2002] was a wonderful glance at my uncle--his creativity and his very different mind-set. I have always known that he marched to a different drummer than the rest of his Topeka-rooted family.
According to the American Medical Association (AMA), at least a dozen states currently face serious medical liability crises, largely fueled by an ultra-litigious cultural mind-set and jury awards jumping by more than 70 percent (to an average of $3.5 million) between 1995 and 2000.
RURAL Affairs Minister Carwyn Jones has called on local authorities to snap out of the mind-set that they have to buy the cheapest food for school meals.
Although Prohibition was repealed almost 70 years ago, the prohibitionist mind-set was not.
The site claimed to have an urban mind-set, but sold products like coffee makers and Britney Spears CDs.