2021 has arrived with the ‘new year, new me’ mantra everywhere. Millions of human tubes with teeth are inspired with resolutions and following advice like ‘find your passion.’
That’s just shitty advice.
In short, telling people to find their passion could suggest that it is within you just waiting to be revealed. It is not. Telling people to follow their passion suggests that the passion will do the lion’s share of the work for you. It will not.
We take a look at the the effects of fixed and growth mindsets on learning, curiosity, and motivation.
The intro music is from Mr.Gnome; an alternative are rock married duo from Cleveland, Ohio.
Listening time: 23 minutes
Full findings on Implicit Theories of Interest available here.