“Pain unlocks a secret doorway in the mind, one that leads to both peak performance, and beautiful silence.” - David Goggins
Interesting read. I recently read Goggins' book and thought that he is at the absolute extreme of the growth mindset. He needs constant challenge and difficultly to feel like he is growing, which is like a drug.
I find that the best data scientists are also much more likely to have a well developed growth mindset. Not as far a Goggins but much more so than the average person, myself included.
I think this apocryphal advertisement from Shackleton really sums up Goggins mindset: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shackleton-probably-never-took-out-an-ad-seeking-men-for-a-hazardous-journey-5552379/
I can see a lot of people who would be attracted by this advert. Instead of promising money, they are promised difficulty. I think it is as much about mindset as it is achievement.