A GROWTH MINDSET AS A FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPING TALENT As a coach, you help athletes develop their skills. Athletes with a growth mindset – a firm belief in the possibility of developing their talent – improve much faster than athletes with a fixed mindset – a strong belief that talent is mainly a given. Much research shows that athletes with a growth mindset learn more from their mistakes, are more open to criticism and take more responsibility for their own learning process. The good news is that a growth mindset can be actively encouraged. As a coach, you play a decisive role in that process by using the right words and by creating the right environment. In Tomorrow’s talent, you will learn how to recognise the main symptoms of each mindset. And, more importantly, it is explained how to create an environment in which a growth mindset is encouraged every single day by applying twelve easy-to-use teaching principles. Obviously, stimulating a growth mindset is not only relevant in sports. It is also very important in other areas, such as healthcare, education, business and many other fields. The common denominator is clear: development always starts with the awareness that you can improve your skills significantly if you put in the work. Every minute spent stimulating that belief is a minute well spent!