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When faced with a challenge, like learning something new that seems to lie just beyond our abilities, some people see it as opportunity while in others it simply confirms their sense of inadequacy.

It seems that whether we perceive a moment of effort and difficulty as a learning opportunity, or take it as a confirmation of our limitations, all depends on the meaning we attach to it.

Carol Qweck’s compelling talk explains the vital importance of believing we can improve, and gives pointers on helping those we influence to do the same.

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