Imagine you are playing Tennis or Badminton with another opponent.
What is your state of mind when you hit the ball/shuttle in your opponent’s court?
- I feel happy when the opponent makes an error–because I win the point!
- I feel happy when the opponent is able to return the ball/shuttle nicely–because that challenges me even more!
If you mostly fall in category 2 above, then you have a very good learning mindset. Because, such a mindset is more attached to learning than winning–and that is why it welcomes new challenges!3