education, Life

TED talk by Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

Tune into this wonderful TED talk by Professor Carol Dweck. I’ve recently finished her mind-blowing book, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. If you haven’t read this book, buy it, read it, and share it with everyone you care about. Professor Dweck offers clarity and insight into the age-old myth surrounding talent and effort, in all arenas of our life. We can apply growth mindset to enrich our classrooms, workplaces, and our relationships. I look back to the stressed out highschooler that I used to be, and I’m so grateful that there is an alternative.

Curious about growth mindset? Read this fantastic brainpickings article for an introduction.

Coming across this book has been one of the best parts of my job as an instructor at Axiom Learning, KL. My students teach me, every day, about the power of believing in ‘yet’, and not being stuck in ‘now’. My students who excel are the ones who believe that effort pays off e.g. I’ll get the hang of it! The ones who struggle are the ones who have more fixed mindsets e.g. I’m bad math. My memory is poor.

Here’s to having a growth mindset in all areas of our lives 🙂

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