It’s all about mindset. If you aren’t convinced of that yet, see how you feel after watching this Ted Talk! I first learned about Dweck’s work in my Positive Psychology class and have been intrigued ever since. In our education system, we are usually praised for “being smart” rather than receiving praise for working hard. I think the more we change our language around success, both academic and personal, the more we will start to believe in our own ability to improve. Growth-mindset changes everything and is so empowering; I hope you enjoy the talk!
What do you think of growth mindset? Do you feel like you need constant reassurance of your ability?