Having a growth mindset is essential to success. If you’d like a real-life demonstration that a growth mindset can help you learn new skills you thought beyond your ability, check out a video of a someone who learned how to do something his peers rarely even attempt. This little guy shows you really can teach a dog (old or not) new tricks. What could you learn if you had a different mindset?

(Vistage Speaker Dr. Eve Meceda is the Vistage community’s expert on developing a growth mindset. Check out this 4 min video overview on mindset that she shared at a national Vistage Conference).