Though the fixed mindset has traditionally ruled the way of the world, many recent studies show that the growth mindset better represents our abilities. Our brains are much more elastic than previously thought, constantly growing new connections. IQ and talent are not fixed, but are mutable based on experience and attitude – we can grow and we have … as a young child, how did you learn to walk, talk, ask for things, learn to ride a bike? If intelligence were fixed, we’d all be babbling, crawling, grunting, and never have any idea what a bike could do! We learned and grew and we’re continuing to do so – so why can’t we work on learning better and more effectively?