Ted Talk Tuesday #115: The Power of Believing that You Can Improve

Carol Dweck speaks about the power of the words “Not Yet”.

This Ted Talk resonates with me because I am an individual who is very good at putting pressure on myself. I have high expectations of myself and when I do not achieve these, I feel disappointed and discouraged.

I started my first job at the beginning of this year and approached it with a perfectionist mindset. This mindset has proved to be quite destructive to my performance in the workplace.

There is no point in getting frustrated when something is not perfect the first time. It is important to remember that the journey towards achieving what you want is a process. We are constantly developing beings and there is always room for improvement.

“If you choose to evolve, you will connect with the strength within you. You will explore what happens outside of the comfort zone.”