I have watched Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset TED Talk before. I find the concept fascinating! In middle school and high school, I certainly was trapped in the Tyranny of Now. I believed up until fairly recently that if it didn’t “come naturally to me”, AKA wasn’t easy, I must be bad at it and should avoid it. I know better now after gaining some life experience and venturing outside of my comfort zone. I am definitely interested in learning more ways to capitalize on and adopt the Growth Mindset as I venture further into my academic career at OU!