The Problem with Labels

You’re so smart! What an athlete you are!! God, you’re gorgeous!

Who among us isn’t aware of ways in which we have been labeled or labeled ourselves? It turns out that this practice, rather than encouraging us to be better, actually undermines our performance.

In this article, I unpack the science of labeling, ways that we can overcome our own limiting labels, and how we should be talking differently to our kids or our employees if we want to encourage better performance.

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