The difference between winning and losing
Now here’s some inspirational stuff on a cold November evening; Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck talking about the ‘Growth Mindset’. Basically the nub of it is that we can change: get brighter, better at sport, learn new things, whatever.
Sounds fairly elementary, you might say, but that’s only because it’s my crappy two-line explanation. I’m sure she puts it rather better in her book. The thing she stresses, though, (and keep in mind I’ve not read the book, just done the usual Wikipedia scramblings), is that people who regard setbacks as a challenge and want to learn more are those who do best in life.
Look, I’ll shut up, as I’m clearly not doing the good prof any justice. Just watch the video and try something new. “When it comes to your brain, don’t lock down; keep those neurons connecting.”
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