The article illuminates Dr. Dweck’s learning key:
“The key, she found, isn’t ability; it’s whether you look at ability as something inherent that needs to be demonstrated or as something that can be developed.”
I haven’t read her book, although I’ve read elsewhere that it includes the use of visualization. If you wanted to become a great writer, for example, you’d visualize yourself learning to write better and even see the connections in your brain growing and expanding. And if you take that step, then surely you believe your talent can be developed.
With the Internet, we have more inputs than ever, so people who believe that talent – any talent – can be developed will have an advantage over those who fixate on fixed talent.