Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives. – Carol Dweck
I recently read a great book by Author Dr. Carol Dweck who is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. She is well known for her work on the mindset psychological trait. She graduated from Barnard College in 1967 and earned a PhD from Yale University in 1972. She taught at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the University of Illinois before joining the Stanford faculty in 2004. Wikipedia
She is my hero and Saviour. She is teaching me on a daily basis on how to improve myself by being in a continuous frame of learning and growing. This frame is helping me to be my best, do my best and still get better at everything in my life by facing all challenges head on. It’s the key to resilience and the ultimate key to achieve greater success in life. You are winning when you are learning!
More and more research is suggesting that, far from being simply encoded in the genes, much of personality is a flexible and dynamic thing that changes over the life span and is shaped by experience. – Carol Dweck
Audio book available on Youtube.