Embracing Challenge

Embracing Challenge

Carol Dweck [ 353 K Views, 3 K Likes ] In the 1990s the self esteem movement took over the world. We were told to tell everyone how fabulous, brilliant, talented, special they were all the time. This was going to motivate them and boost their achievement. Instead, as you said, it was a complete disaster. It led to the acceptance of mediocrity.

Superchickens 101

Superchickens 101

Margaret Heffernan [ Mindset ] An evolutionary biologist at Purdue University named William Muir studied chickens. He was interested in productivity — I think it’s something that concerns all of us — but it’s easy to measure in chickens because you just count the eggs. He wanted to know what could make his chickens more productive, so he devised a beautiful experiment. Chickens

The Power of Yet

The Power of Yet

Carol Dweck [ Mindset ] I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn’t pass a course, they got the grade “Not Yet.” And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I’m nothing, I’m nowhere. But if you get the grade

Practicing Mind

Practicing Mind

Thomas M. Sterner [ Mindset ] Developing Focus and Discipline – Master Any Skill or Challenge by Learning to Love the Process. Activities such as painting, learning music or gaining proficiency in any sport is a skill. But moving through a challenging time such as losing a job, dealing with a difficult colleague at work or managing the hurdles of growing a business

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

Ellen Langer [ Mindset ] What I want you to do is play along with me, then you’ll get a better sense of what I’m going to try to show you. So the first thing is: “what is this?” Those of you who don’t see the cow, don’t worry – the others only see it because somebody previously told it to them. This

Mindset

Mindset

Carol Dweck  [ Mindset ] I’d like to introduce you to my version of happiness. For me happiness is being infinitely curious. It’s being – it’s constantly learning. It’s constantly mastering new and difficult tasks. And yet, many of the things we do to motivate our kids are sapping their desire to learn. How do we make sure then that kids and adults