This podcast originally aired in January 2021.
2021 has arrived with the ‘new year, new me’ mantra everywhere. Millions of souls are inspired with resolutions and following advice like ‘find your passion.’
Unfortunately, it’s kind of shitty advice.
In short, telling people to find their passion could suggest that passion is within you, just waiting to be revealed. It. Is. Not. Telling people to follow their passion suggests that passion will do the lion’s share of the work for you. It. Will. Not.
We look at the effects of both fixed and growth mindsets and their impact 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
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