I feel like 99% of the artists I know need to look at this infographic. It’s simple and perfect. I’ve seen so many people with INSANE talents stuck in this deterministic view, full of self-sabatoge and disappointment. And I’ve seen people with way less skill, initially, beef up their skills and have an awesome time doing it. It’s them that get somewhere.
Stanford’s Carol S. Dweck on how the two different mindsets, Fixed and Growth, pave different pathways to success and lead to a deterministic view of the world or a greater sense of free will, respectively. From Taschen’s Information Graphics.