A good mindset to have is that interest, effort and persistence can improve your capabilities and skills.

And in contrast, a bad mindset is that we are all born with innate skills and capabilities – you either have it or you don’t.

So, when coming across another person who excels in any particular area, figure out the following:

  • What skill or capability is this person using to excel in this activity?
  • Is that skill or capability one that I myself want to invest in?
  • Do I have any interest in developing that skill or capability?
  • What are the steps needed to improve that skill or capability – what does it take to get better?