- The Challenge: We often assume our abilities and behaviors cannot (or are too hard to) be changed.
- The Science: You are, indeed, capable of change! It’s all about the way we look at it!
- The Solution: Cultivating a growth mindset can create positive change and new opportunities in your life!
We are often taught from a young age and through a variety of influences that ability is fixed. Either we’re smart or we’re not. We’re athletic or we’re not. We’re artistic or we’re not. And certainly, we all differ to some extent in the types of things that seem to come more naturally to us.
Sometimes we’re standing in our own way
The problem is, this way of thinking can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. For example, if a young child does poorly on a math test and thinks “I failed this test because I’m not good at math,” she is…
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