Hmmmm, for a historically-driven school like Stanford to admit the fact that intelligence doesn’t mean a GODDAMN thing is a technologically and skill-driven world, is amazing.
University, what’s now being called a scam, is realizing that attitude/personal development and courses on LinkedIn learning — are going to be the next big thing. If you see the society evolving the way it is with the Internet, Instagram, Facebook ads and scores of other technologies, it has probably left you, at some point, scratching your head wondering “wtf is university for?”
Lawyers, doctors, nurses and “professionals” will still need to attend universities, but all other degrees will be on a massive decline and personal development will go on a massive surplus.
With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who you are and you cannot change. This creates problems when you’re challenged because anything that appears to be more than you can handle is bound to make you feel hopeless and overwhelmed.
People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.
Now, before I get into this any further, I’m going to first extend my apologies to friends who have graduated from the Stanfords and Harvards of the world. I mean this in no disrespect, but this is purely predicated off…..hmm….facts.
Second, there’s no such thing as an IQ test. Better yet, I believe it’s dealt the greatest disservice in all of humankind. Could you imagine a child who scores a 90 and believes he’s a 90? He’s doomed FOREVER — ultimately falling into a fixed-mindset.
Never believe trash tests that are predicated off a couple of simple ass answers.
Now that I’ve went on my rant, this was written in books by people that are much more powerful than most university instructors in the world. While in college and all throughout high school, I was never taught self-confidence or anything I’ve been teaching the past 2.5 years, only informational regurgitation which has no effect on my life. I’m taught things that have no extrinsic value for people who listen to me, nor things that will take me to the next level.
Now that schools are in the crosshairs of what’s going to be a massive overhaul, the enrollment of millennials will be zapped and universities will be in trouble.
Now this all brings awareness. Obstacles and failures, which are temporary and fulfilling, are a part of life. Failures are the best because you learn more in a failure than a success. The problem is, those entitled boys in Bel Air, California whose mothers and fathers have been spoon feeding them their entire lives…never have the opportunity to fail. Therefore, they never know what it feels like to embrace a challenge. It’s not until when “college” comes when they find themselves trying to “fit in” and end up falling into depression. Their first challenge is often the most difficult, and that’s why suicides have been on the rise for so long in America because what?…the entitled children who have never been “through it” end up “falling in it” and never come out of “it.”
What can you learn from this? Just like what I’ve been telling you for so long. By having a PMA and working on your mind, you’ll be tapping into a side of you that universities don’t touch.