11 Most famous athletes with a growth mindset

Famous Athletes With A Growth Mindset

Are you an athletics fan and came here looking for famous athletes with a growth mindset? than this is the right post for you.

In this post, I have listed down 11 most famous athletic sportspersons with a growth mindset. So let’s look at them one by one.

11 top growth mindset sports examples

Growth mindset plays a important role in sports and athletics. Below you fill find the list of athletes who used growth mindset to achieve success.

1. Cristiano ronaldo

If you have little bit of interest in football than there is one name which you may have surely heard of. That name is Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo is among the top players the football game has ever seen.

He was introduced to football by his father and later left his education at the age of 14 to focus completely on football.

At the age of 15 Ronaldo was diagnosed with a unique heart condition called Tachycardia in which heart rate becomes very fast. He went through a heart surgery later to treat the problem.

Know more about Cristiano Ronaldo from his biography Cristiano Ronaldo biography.

2. Shaun white

Shaun Roger White is a former professional skateboarder and snowboarder. At an early age of 9 years he was mentored by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk.

Shaun White is the world record holder of most gold medals in the X games and snowboarding in Olympics.

Along with snowboarding Shaun White is an actor and a musician. He is a three-time gold medalist in half-pipe snowboarding.

Know more about Shaun White from his biography Shaun White biography.

3. Michael oher

Michael Jerome Oher is an American football player who played in National Football League for eight seasons.

He was born to an alcoholic mother and a father who was a frequent inmate of prisons. At the age of 7 he was placed in a foster care. Later at the age of 16 he was adopted by the Tuohy family.

His school football coach Hugh Freeze mentored him. Michael Oher faced many adversaries like living homeless in his early life.

Know more about Michael Oher from his biography Michael Oher autobiography.

4. Serena Williams

Serena James Williams is an American tennis player. For 319 weeks she was the world no. 1 in singles ranked by Women’s Tennis Association. She has won 23 grand slam titles in single’s category.

Serena was trained by her parents. She turned to professional Tennis in the year 1995. She holds the title of being the first player to win a career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.

Know more about Serena Williams from her biography Serena Williams autobiography.

5. Michael phelps

If you are into swimming than you must have been heard this name before. He is none other than Michael Fred Phelps II. He is an American professional swimmer.

He became a household name when he won 8 gold medals at the Beijing Olympics. Phelps is also known by his nickname, Baltimore Bullet.

Know more about Michael Phelps from his biography Michael Phelps autobiography.

6. Muhammad Ali

Nicknamed “The Greatest”, Muhammad Ali was a professional boxer. He played for United States Of America. He was one of the most renowned sport personalities.

Ali started doing amateur boxing at a tender age of 12. His biggest bouts include “The fight of the Century” with Joe Frazier.

Know more about Muhammad Ali from his biography Muhammad Ali autobiography.

7. Michael jordan

Michael Jeffrey Jordan known by his name initials MJ is a former basketball player. Due to him being good at slam dunks he also got nicknames “Air Jordan” and “His Airness”.

In the National Basketball League Jordan participated in 15 seasons and became six time champion. He has many awards and honors to his name.

Apart from being an athlete, Michael Jordan is also a successful businessman. In 2010 Forbes ranked him as the 20th most powerful celebrity in the world.

Know more about Michael Jordan from his biography Michael Jordan autobiography.

8. Roger federer

Roger Federer is a Swiss professional Tennis player. Roger started playing Tennis at a very early age of 8. He describes Stefan Edberg, Boris Becker and Pete Sampras as his idols.

Roger is the record holder of most Grand slam men’s singles championships with a record of 302 weeks at world’s no.1 Tennis player. Including this he has many other records to his name like winning 65 matches on grass between 2003 and mid-2008.

He is also the oldest number 1 at the age of 36. What a player!

Know more about Roger from his biography Roger Federer biography.

9. LeBron James

LeBron Raymone James Sr. is also an American basketball player with a growth mindset. His fans call him by the nickname King James. He has played in 20 seasons of the National Basketball Association.

LeBron is playing basketball since he was in his fifth grade. LeBron is also very active in multiple business ventures.

Know more about LeBron James from his biography LeBron James autobiography.

10. Tiger woods

One of the greatest golfer of all times. Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods has many golf records to his name. He was number one player of golf for the most consecutive number of weeks.

At the age of 9 he made a very bold commitment to his father to be professionally excellent. That was his vision for the game. He turned to professional golfing at the age of 20.

Know more about Tiger Woods from his biography Tiger woods autobiography.

11. Lionel Messi

Lionel Andres Messi aka Lionel Messi is an Argentinian football player. Between 2009 and 2014 he was the world’s highest paid soccer player.

He holds the record of holding seven Ballon d’Or awards. He helped the Argentinian team win the FIFA world cup 2022. Messi always believe in doing hard work. Despite so many challenges, he came out strong and bigger.

Check out Messi’s autobiography.


So this was the post on popular athletes with a growth mindset. I have included some of the greatest athletes of all times in this post. All these athletes listed here have a growth mindset. I hope you find some value in this post.

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