We (obviously) all want to be good at what we do. And it would be silly to suggest that you shouldn’t. But motivation researcher Heidi Grant Halvorson thinks that it’s not always in your best interest to go into a task thinking that.
With the help of multiple studies, she’s found that constantly trying to be good is actually making us worse than we could be. Instead, she suggests adopting a “get better” or growth mindset when facing a challenge. Not only will this help you learn more at work, but you’ll actually enjoy the process of a task or project more, rather than just focusing on the end result.
So what, exactly, does a get better mindset look like? Watch the video below to learn more about what it is and how to use it to seriously improve your work.
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