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
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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.

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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

 

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“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