Failure and disappointment are a part of life, but can be very difficult to accept and overcome.

In this talk given in June 2015 at TEDx in Trinity College Dublin, Patrick looks at the three responses we can all have to failure and disappointment and the people in our lives who contribute to our growth and success. He illustrates the difference between mentors and role models and challenges us to seek them out.

Applying these principals to education helps learners develop a Growth Mindset. Students with a Growth Mindset are more resilient in both their study and their personal lives, are better able to prepare for the challenges they face, engage in deep learning, ask for the help they need and take responsibility for their own learning.