Psychologist Carol Dweck on Motivation & The Power of Not Yet

Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation, why people succeed (or don’t) and how to foster success. Dweck is a professor at Stanford and author of the classic work Mindset on motivation and “growth mindset.”

Dweck’s work is influential among educators as well as business leaders. One of the concepts she discusses is the “Power of Not Yet.” Dweck juxtaposes the “Tryanny of Now” with the “Power of Not Yet.”

Check out this Ted Talk where she outlines the importance of rewarding effort, strategy, and progress. In recruiting there are many tough problems to be solved and difficulties to overcome, but if we have the right mindset these obstacles can be solved in better ways. The key, according to professor Dweck, is to approach the problem by thinking, “I haven’t conquered this problem, YET.” Take 10 minutes on Mayday 2017 to be inspired by Dr. Dweck’s talk.

For even more check out Dweck’s talk to Google where the growth mindset is discussed in more detail.