Heard of the Growth Mindset? Like all good things, it’s simple and powerful – and it is something every sports parent or coach should aim to foster in their kids. The ‘Power of Yet’ will transform you and your kids.
Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation, why people succeed (or don’t) and how to foster success. Here she talks about “growth mindset” (something close to our hearts, when we talk about a Climate of Development in our Good Sports Spine) – the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it or have you just not solved it yet?