In line with this approach, Dweck suggests that instead of thinking that you fail at something (e.g. if you are not so good at making effective presentations, balancing budgets, or adapting to new technologies), she recommends adding the word “yet” at the end of your statement and saying that you are not good at it “yet”:
- You cannot make effective presentations yet.
- You are not good at balancing budgets yet.
- You cannot adapt to new technologies yet.
- You may follow this advice for yourself and when giving feedback to colleagues. Let us not forget that learning is a continuous process, and one may in the future become very successful at something in which they fail at the moment.