I just received an email from Khan Academy, as I'm lucky enough to be on his mailing list. It seems that Khan has just launched a "Growth Mindset" campaign, based on Carol Dweck's work. This is timely because about 25 teachers, librarians, coaches, and administrators participated in a summer professional learning workshop on just this topic.
Unfortunately, many often go through school (and life) thinking that "I'm just not good at 'X,' I can never learn 'X.' Some people are good at 'X,' and I'll never be good at "X.' "- whatever 'X' might be. That's just not the case, and I hope we're all expressing the importance of struggling and persisting.
In addition to the embedded video, there are some pretty good resources here: some of the science behind the Growth Mindset, an interview with Carol Dweck, and another with singer John Legend (?). Also check out the hashtag #YouCanLearnAnything.
Also, here's a great clip of kid who embodies a Growth Mindset. After learning to ride a bike, he has some amazingly inspiring advice for everyone else trying to learn: