Growth Mindset: How To Make Sure Your Kids Have Grit - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
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...so many people declare they have it:
But a growth mindset is not something you declare, it’s a really difficult journey you take over a long period of time.
...is the belief that your abilities can be improved through effort.
And this means you can get better and hard work pays off.
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The 3 steps to encourage a change in mindset:
Notice if you rush to conclusions about fundamental abilities:
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We are all afraid of new experiences, especially of the ones that require us to leave the safety of our comfort zone.
The way we react whenever this occurs has a big influence on how w...
There are two types of mindset: fixed and growth.
The first one can be met at individuals who believe that both success and failure are based mainly on innate abilities, which cannot be changed throughout one's lifetime, while the second mindset describes a person who is aware of the changes and improvements that the personal actions can bring.
Our mindset is said to be shaped by previous experiences as well as by a reward-based learning system.
Getting the necessary motivation while facing new challenges with a positive mindset can truly change your experience.
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It's your daily actions that will change what you believe about yourself and the person you become.
Focus on the process. Focus on showing up, on sticking to the schedule, on “not quitting.”
Eventually, the results and the self–confidence will come anyway.
Passion seems to be essential for success and happiness.
Psychologists have devised tools that can measure passion to some extent. Questions were chosen that carefully differentiate passion f...
While some people have a clear calling from an early age, many spend their whole careers without having ever discovered their passion.
The most basic foundation of passion is an intense interest in what you're doing.
These mindsets determine how we face challenges: We either give up when we are faced with difficulties or we persevere knowing that we will improve over time.
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It's a mentality that seeks validation. The individual builds a certain degree of knowledge and skills due to various reasons. Then, instead of consistently improving them, the person begins to see...
The growth-oriented person perceives failures as useful feedback. He doesn’t stop to wonder if he’s appreciated by others or if he should do more to impress. The growth-oriented person seeks excellence through practice.
This involves consistency and persistence. When failing, he doesn’t get discouraged but rather motivated to succeed the next time.
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Research shows that more than 50% of American workers feel disengaged at their jobs.
Research also shows that motivation is very important to feel engaged. Motivation predic...
We find motivation when something is meaningful. Meaning is much bigger than the enjoyment of a moment. It can include something we don't like. Soldiers risk being killed every day to serve their country. New parents handle poop daily for years.
Meaningful things give us purpose. This means doing something that serves a larger cause than yourself or, at least, making a contribution in your own world.
When a task you have to do doesn't seem meaningful, reframe your experience. You may not always be able to change what you have to do but you can change how you view it. When you look at it in light of how it helps others, you'll often find motivation.
You're not "filling out boring paperwork, you're helping people get the insurance that could save their life. You're not slaving over a hot stove, you're showing your family how much you love them.
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Stop reacting to life and start responding to it.
If you want to really change, you need to start reframing your mindset. You’re not in control of everything that happens to you, but y...
“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”
A mindset is a set of assumptions, methods, or notations that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within you to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviours, choices, or tools.
It’s so powerful that it affects every decision-making process. It predetermines your responses and interpretations of situations.
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Both of these study strategies are relatively ineffective. Passively reading the same text over and over again won’t do much for recall unless it’s spaced out over time.
Systematic studies of learning styles have consistently found no evidence or very weak evidence to support the idea that matching the material to a student’s learning style is more effective.
There is no conclusive evidence that people preferentially use the left or right hemisphere.
Certain functions are processed more by one region of the brain than others, and this is known as lateralization. But we all use our entire brain equally.
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People with a Growth Mindset believe they can grow, develop, and master whatever skills and abilities they wish in life.
They enjoy learning and overcoming challenges, work...
It includes the ideas we have about ourselves and the world around us.
These beliefs come from our innate dispositions, childhood experience and/or cultural/societal influence and are often entrenched.
If you believe you can’t learn new skills or change the way you work, look at the evidence that supports both your negative and positive beliefs.
This may not necessarily lead to a modification of those beliefs, but is an important start. You can use belief monitoring to keep track of your thinking.
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Quickest way to add meaning to your life is to see your group of people more often.
Not part of a group? Join one. No groups to join? Start one. It’s as easy as texting people to...
It is less about what you do and more about how you see what you do.
Qualities a purpose needs:
You have a story you tell yourself about your life — whether you realize it or not.
A trend in the stories that people with meaningful lives tell themselves - redemption stories: the tellers move from suffering to salvation — they experience a negative event followed by a positive event that resulted from the negative event and therefore gives their suffering some meaning.
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