Anthony Hayer Posted over 1 year ago How do you teach students to believe in themselves and to be growth-minded? Personally I think this attitude of the children reflects parenting and the school system of our current society. We are taught as we grow up that taking risks is dangerous and we should take the "sure" road instead. When I say we I do want to state the 80/20 rule here, because there are the 20% who are taught the complete opposite. We want our children to save money and get good paying secure jobs when they get older, instead of wanting them to venture out and take risks to try to become millionaires. An example of how we teach our kids this can be intertwined with sports. Let's say there is 10 seconds left on the clock and our team is down by 2, well more than 80% of the time the coach draws up a play for the tie, "the safe way". Well why not go for the win, why not tell these kids it's all or nothing in this game? Who wants to play 5 more minutes of overtime? I think it's important to change the way we think as a society and start teaching our kids to go for the gold.