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The Key to Goal Achievement: Learning Goals vs. Performance Goals

According to Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, there are two different types of goals.

Performance goals are goals in which a person strives to obtain competence in a task either to gain favorable judgments or to avoid negative judgments from other people.

Learning goals on the other hand, are goals in which a person strives to gain competence in a given activity to understand something new or to increase their skills or understanding in this area.

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