Dr. Carol Dweck, Stanford University psychologist, compares the idea of growth vs. fixed mindsets:
The growth mindset belief says that everyone has the ability to develop skills through dedication and hard work.
The fixed mindset belief sees learning as limited – that individuals have a fixed intellectual capacity and not something that can be developed beyond that capacity.
This is described in more detail in the 5 minute video below:
The power of believing that you can improve | Carol Dweck:
In this 10 minute talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve and how we deal with it.