This story reiterated to me that if we want to move forward and upward, whether individually or as an organization, it requires that we focus on and develop positive mindsets. When we focus on and develop positive mindsets, the progress toward our goals and destination becomes natural and relatively painless.
Your goal orientation plays a driving role in your effectiveness and success as a person, parent, employee, leader, etc. Thus, if you do want to be effective and successful, it is important to question your “why.” What goal orientation do you have? If you have anything but a mastery orientation you are surely putting a limit to how effective and successful you can be.