Be TWICE as GOOD
Hey, everyone, this is Dr. George Birnbach, and you know what?
According to a researcher I’ve been reading, Carol Dweck, who works at Stanford University, there are two types of mindsets that they’re studying right now in success psychology, a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Well, in a fixed mindset, people believe their qualities are fixed traits and don’t really change.
These people tend to document their intelligence and their talents rather than working to develop and improve them. They also believe that talent alone will lead them to success, and effort isn’t always required, like a natural expert.
Alternatively, in a growth mindset, people have an underlying belief that their learning and intelligence grows with time and experience, and they can become smarter, realize that their effort affects their success, and they put in the extra time, leading to higher achievement. Now, people with a fixed mindset may wanna appear intelligent because they believe that’s what they were born to be, right? And that won’t be modified. But these people have a fear of looking dumb to people because they don’t believe that they can redeem themselves if they make a mistake, and other people will see them as what that is, the mistake-maker.
But in a growth mindset, students believe their abilities and intelligence can be developed with effort, learning, and persistence. If we make a mistake, we can learn and become better. Their natural abilities are just a starting point for their potential. They don’t believe everyone is the same, and they hold onto an idea that everyone can become smarter if they put in the work.
So here’s my question for you today. What do you think it would look like for you to be twice as good at what you do? Think about this, and tell me below in the comments, okay? What do you think it would look like for you to be twice as good as what you do? Let me know. Let’s have a discussion about it.