How a “growth mindset” can lead to success, BBC Worklife, 11 March 2020

BBC Worklife carried an article on how a ‘growth mindset’ can lead to work success and cited the research by Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Paul O’Keefe in which he found out that there are differences between people and their capacity to develop a deep engagement with what they are doing. In his view, the most basic foundation of passion is an intense interest in what we are doing. Given his research findings, he suggested that people should move beyond the idea of ‘finding your passions’ – as if there is one secret, perfect job you just need to discover, and that you would know that immediately.

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