Instilling a growth mindset in ourselves and in our younglings

What does it mean to instil a growth mindset?

I need to remember this whenever I interface with kids, even adults, and now my own little son of infinite possibilities.  

A growth mindset is when children believe that brains and talent are merely a starting point, and that abilities can be developed through hard work and continued intellectual risk-taking.

“Students focus on improvement instead of worrying about how smart they are and hungering for approval,” says Dweck. “They work hard to learn more and get smarter.” 

Source: http://www.nature.com/news/how-to-raise-a-...