A Growth Mindset

I had the chance to listen to Andrew Huberman recently. His video on applying a growth mindset caught my attention. It’s lengthy, but I found it to be a great listen on a long drive.

Huberman defines mindset as “mental frame or lens that selectively organizes and encodes information.”

He defines a growth mindset as “attaching your identity and your effort and sense of motivation to effort itself and the process of enjoying learning and getting better at learning anything.”

He goes into much more detail in his video about this topic. But I especially like how he framed a growth mindset as embracing challenge in a way that allows you to optimize performance by focusing on effort and learning. This is great because it focuses on what you can control (effort and learning), not what you can’t control (outcome).