The way we think and the way we approach teaching and learning opportunities reflects the mindset we have.
Simply put - mindset is the way you think about things.
The collection of thoughts and beliefs that shape your thought habits. Habits affect how you think, what you feel, and what you do. Your mind-set impacts how you make sense of the world, and how you make sense of you.
In my mind it is about belief, if we believe that a student will succeed and we tell them that we believe in them, the difference in the attitude or mindset of the student is tangible.
"In a growth mindset students understand that their talents and abilities can be developed through effort, good teaching and persistence." Dweck 2012
Once you have a growth mindset it becomes who you are, it is not a conscious thing. Look for the possibilities and expect to see continual change and grow with it. It is exciting!