Mindset first

Most meaningful education is much more about developing mindset than it is about content.

Oftentimes the biggest barrier to success is not lack of knowledge, but lack of creative confidence. We need to first break down the barriers of self judgment before we can build up the skills needed to launch great work.

Many think this happens in reverse. Launch great work, then feel confident. It would be nice if it worked that way. But you will never make something great without making something mediocre first. And if you don’t have the courage to make something that’s just average, you’ll never unlock your potential greatness.

Before we think about the content and skills, let’s make sure we’ve developed the mindsets for success. Mindset is the foundation.