Career gurus have written extensively about what it takes to be successful, but according to Stanford University professor and author Carol Dweck, a simple shift in the way that you think might make all the difference.
It's very simple: Ask for help.
"You don't know what your abilities are until you make a full commitment to developing them," she said.
Dweck stressed that paying attention to the way you think about your abilities can be a game-changer. The psychologist described two default mindsets: fixed and growth.
In the fixed mindset, people think their talents and abilities are fixed. If you think this way, then you worry about them and try to validate them, limiting you. When you operate with a fixed mindset you're afraid to ask for help, she said.