1. We are a community of readers. Join us!

    Readup is a social reading platform. No ads. No distractions. No liking or upvotes. We help you pay attention to what matters: reading.

    The New Yorker | Margaret Talbot | 1/11/21 | 17 min
    4 reads2 comments
    9.0
    The New Yorker
    4 reads
    9.0
    You must read the article before you can post or reply.
    • DellwoodBarker
      Top reader this weekScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Diamond Read

      queues Beginning The World by The Innocence Mission

    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      3 weeks ago

      Excellent article. Simple, clear, inspiring.

      If you want to go deeper, the book Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck (referenced in this article) is amazing. It has had a huge impact on my life. I read it years ago and still think about it often. I still vividly remember the bits about Michael Jordan. I often catch myself in a "fixed mindset" mode (like: "it's too late for me to learn how to do that") but sometimes (certainly not always) I can figure out a way to shift my perspective.

      Being a beginner is a blast. Letting go of ego is a real magic power.