How to you cope with challenge and difficulty? If you fail at something do you curl up into a ball, thinking “I’m nothing or a failure?”
Or do you think, “Not yet… I still have more work to do to improve and will get there”.
Psychologist, Carol Dweck researches motivation and growth mindsets. In this TED talk she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it, or have you just not solved it yet?
Either way leads to very different outcomes.
Watch it here.