Ep 2/5: Struggle Gives Us Strength – the Neuroscience of Growth Mindset

January 10, 2017

Struggle...  literally, physically, neuro-biologically, makes us stronger.

You may have heard that you should 'love mistakes!' and 'celebrate failure!'

But without knowing exactly what 'failure' and mistakes' are - it's hard to get excited about them.

In this episode, I'll show you exactly what is happening in your brain when you don't know how to do something.
It's perhaps not quite what you think, but I think you'll be pleasantly surprised....

My hope in sharing the 'neuromechanics' of struggle, and 'The Dip' is to inspire you to:

a) go after some of the things you've been afraid of

b) start a new movement of using new words to describe failure and struggle (my suggestion appears in Episode 3!)

c) help others push through their fear of failure by proposing -from a scientific perspective - that our fear of failure is learned and based on beliefs from others who learned to be afraid.

 

After the video, let me know...  do have any suggestions for words or phrases you think better reflect what is actually happening when we make a 'mistake' or 'struggle'?
How has struggle and failure reflected your own expansion into a new frontier?

 

 

p.s. -  If you know of anyone who is struggling with being afraid to open themselves up to something new, or who is feeling lack of confidence because they're not where they hope to be  - please share this with them!