When trying to achieve a qualification, the focus is often on studying to pass an exam or to achieve a specific result. But this is not the same as learning. Learning is about exploring and testing new ideas. Cultivating a growth mindset requires a commitment to lifelong learning, which includes using new experiences and challenges as an opportunity to learn something new. Learn how this is where new connections are made, which can enhance your creativity and problem-solving skills.
- When Steve Jobs was at college,…he happened to randomly drop in to a calligraphy class.…It was an area that sparked some interest…but he didn't think much of it.…Fast forward many years later, Jobs was developing…an innovative word processing program…and had a spark of inspiration.…Wouldn't it be fantastic if you could write…in different fonts rather than the one size fits all fonts…that was available at the time?…If Steve Jobs had been studying word processing…at the time, is unlikely he would've learned…anything about calligraphy or fantasy type fonts.…
But he had an interest in learning…about obscure and random concepts…for no other reason than these fields sparked an interest.…And through that experience of learning,…simply for the joy of learning…rather than studying courses that lead to a qualification,…he creatively changed the course of word processing forever.…When we thing of learning, we can automatically assume…we need to study to reach that end goal…of acquiring a new skill, knowledge, or ability.…
- Define the trap in the “talent trap.”
- Summarize the steps taken in an experimental process.
- Identify the element to avoid in order to develop a truly flexible mind.
- Explain how to maintain focus on developing a growth mindset.
- Recognize the best strategy for creating a life-long learning habit.