WAEP12 Mindset Magic


Learn the magic of having the right mindset!

Do you have a fixed or a growth mindset, or both?

According to Dr. Carol Dweck, author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, it’s possible to have one or the other, and sometimes even both! We can have a fixed mindset for a particular area of our life, but have a growth mindset for every other area. (There’s nothing magic about that, but there’s more…)

A key thing to remember:

Learn to recognize when you’re mind is fixed.

How? Your language will be absolute, and oftentimes negative. For example,

“I can’t lose twenty pounds. Everyone in my family is just big-boned.”

“I can’t do algebra. I’m not smart enough.”

“I can’t run a mile! I can barely walk a block.”

Fixed-minded peope don’t like challenges, see failure as a threat to their intelligence, and don’t see learning as a process.

People who focus on growth enjoy the process of learning and believe that, with effort, success can be theirs. Failure is viewed as a necessary part of the process.

How can you develop a growth mindset?

  • Believe that your brain works like a muscle. With the right training, our brains can develop.
  • Use the word “yet” when describing skills you want to develop.
  • Affirm things that can be controlled. You can’t control your height, but you can control your weight.
  • Surround yourself with growth mindset people

Source: 4 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset in Students

Source: 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset

Source: How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset?

Badass Women in History Moment

Lucy Parsons – Visit Elizabeth Kerri Mahon’s site for a great write-up!

Safety Tip of the Week

This is a reminder: Don’t broadcast your vacations on social media.

Song credits: “Dirt Rhodes” -“Take a Chance”-“Feeling Good”

Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

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About KMiller

Kori Miller began studying self-defense when she was 17 years old. Over the years, her formal practice has seen its ups and downs, but her desire to continue learning never has. She's trained in Tae Kwon Do, Shotokan Karate, and Hapkido. It is this last style that won her heart. Her philosophy is, "don't be there, but if you must, then protect yourself." Your personal safety starts with a healthy respect for situational awareness and using powerfully, positive body language. Kori is an author, speaker, and trainer.
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