Quick Look: Why Do Some People Learn Faster?

Great story, but comes as no surprise: People with a "growth mindset" -- those who "believe that we can get better at almost anything, provided we invest the necessary time and energy" -- were significantly better at learning from their mistakes.

The physicist Niels Bohr once defined an expert as "a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field." Bohr's quip summarizes one of the essential lessons of learning, which is that people learn how to get it right by getting it wrong again and again.

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