Professor Carol Dweck on the Power of Yet
Prof. Dweck did a study with a group of 10 year olds, giving them math problems that were too difficult for them. Some were ready to meet the challenge, while other students felt defeated before they even got started. Worse yet, the defeated students said that they would likely cheat next time they failed an exam or seek out someone who did worse than them to make themselves feel better. And this attitude has carried over into adulthood. Employers polled stated that young workers these days need daily reward.