Carol Dweck with her book “Mindset” shaped the idea of a growth mindset, which really allowed us to explore this concept of failure. According to Dweck, In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. An approach like this views failure in a positive light, an opportunity to learn and further develop our skills, as opposed to thinking our abilities are fixed and beyond our capacity to change.
Today’s guest is Chris Desmond, an expert in getting uncomfortable. His podcast titled “Uncomfortable in Ok” is all about the uncomfortable things his guests have done or are in the process of doing. Stepping out of our comfort zone creates just enough good stress to ramp up your focus and drive, and it helps you respond positively to stress when unexpected things happen.