Week 51, 2019 - Growth Mindsets

Carol Dweck wrote on HBR1:

Individuals who believe their talents can be developed (through hard work, good strategies, and input from others) have a growth mindset. They tend to achieve more than those with a more fixed mindset (those who believe their talents are innate gifts). This is because they worry less about looking smart and they put more energy into learning.

I have read his two books: Deep Work and So Good Thay can’t Ignore You. In which his three important idea are:

  1. Deep work is crucial.
  2. Productivity is an art that’s difficult to master. But it’s worth the effort.
  3. “Follow Your Passion” (and similar mantras) is bad advice that will hold you back.