A growth mindset is believing that basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work. Creating a love for learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishments. (edglossary.org/growth-mindset/)
Mindset is everything in our lives that affects the way we perceive what “should be.” It is the key to achieving our goals. It is dynamic, not idle or stagnant, and something to be cultivated. Mindset is what YOU choose it to be.
“Mind is a flexible mirror, adjust it, to see a better world.” – Amit Ray
This month we pushed ourselves to be uncomfortable. We asked you all to join us as
we stretched out minds out of the typical “that was too hard” to think “This may
take some time.”
Developing a growth mindset will take time, but as we focus inward at how we perceive things that happen in our lives and how we react to them, we can start to expand our minds. We have the ability to change our own abilities based on our mindset alone.
“Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing
it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like
it or not.” – Virgil Garnett Thomson
Once we start to expand our minds we become capable of our wildest dreams. Your mindset not only starts to shape who we are but what we get out of every situation. Beginning the journey to cultivate a growth mindset will benefit the way we learn, help us to get over obstacles faster, and strengthen our healthy disregard for the impossible. Think to yourself “I can’t do this YET.”
Changing your thoughts takes practice and encouragement. Pay attention to the progress you are making – and cheer yourself on along the way! Save one of the wallpapers below for a bit of reassurance each time you pick up your phone.