Dr Carol Dweck

This week’s wisdom wednesday comes from the American Psychologist Professor Carol Dweck.

She researched and created the fixed v growth mindset when it comes to learning, which you may have heard of.

In the updated version of her book “Mindset,” Carol advises people to praise effort more than results. But a word of warning, to be truly praiseworthy, effort must be effective.

She points out that a growth mindset goes further than being positive and open-minded. It also requires focused effort, and should have a measurable impact on learning. More on that subject another time.