10 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

growthThat’s it. Read it. I told you I wasn’t going to write a full-blown essay every time.

  • Acknowledge imperfections: Observe where you went wrong.
  • View challenges as opportunities.
  • Use learning instead of failing
  • Cultivate a sense of purpose
  • Welcome constructive criticism
  • Learn from other people’s mistakes
  • Celebrate actions rather than your traits
  • Understand the relation between learning and brain training
  • Keep on creating new goals
  • Mind the time with patience and consistency
10 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

Relentless Restlessness

Relentless Restlessness, by George Couros <– read this

Just to be clear, I completely accept the fact that I am still not a content creator. I am a curator, for now. Perhaps, over time, I will develop into a legitimate creator…but for now this is my baby step.


I know that I’m always trying to improve. In fact, it’s one of my core values, and it stems from my Strenthsfinder theme of Restorative. I hope that I can continue to be a part of a school culture that values continual improvement. It’s one of my major personal professional goals for next year: to do what I can to empower teachers and fellow administrators to focus on this.

Quick admission: this can turn quickly and seditiously to perfectionism and toxic shame…for me. More on that in a future post, but for now…go back and actually click on the George Couros blog link (or just click here) and read it. Thanks!

Relentless Restlessness

Start Now



“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”

Of course I should have started earlier. Of course I could be in a totally different place by now if only I had started back then.

But if I don’t start now, I’ll be in the same place tomorrow…and I don’t want to be. Left alone, this thought has so many potential applications, that I hate to limit YOUR interpretation with my understanding. But…

I can start working out. Now.

I can try that new technology idea. Now.

I can eat better. Now.

I can start blogging. Now.

I can be more intentional about date nights with my wife. Now.

And, by the way, I had to go back and change my wording (as an act of self-care). I had initially written “I need to”. And I felt the shame. I felt the pressure. And that’s not what I want from this idea right now. I want possibilities. I want positivity. I want to start now.

Start Now