THEORY: Understanding talent

This film has been developed by “SportScotland” to help young athletes understand what “talent” is and how you can get good at sport.

It links to Carol Dweck’s Growth Mindset and is a good example of this theory in the sporting arena. It helps to remind children that they have more choice in whether they are good at something, supporting Edison’s quote:

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The video below aims to dispel the myth of talent and support the power of practise.


Please also see: Debunking the 10,000 hour myth


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