One of our team members had set up a fun lunch activity just before Halloween – decorating pumpkins! My feeling: “I’m just no good at this.” With this reaction, I was exhibiting my Fixed Mindset about my skills and abilities when it comes to Art. I would have to say that I have probably had that mindset since about first grade! In her excellent book, Mindset, which I … [Read more...] about Roar into the ‘20s with a Growth Mindset!
As is my annual tradition, I will start the new year out with a reminder of my advice from an article I wrote in The Washington Post a few years back: "Set Goals, Not Resolutions." You can check out the article at this link. And also see my full article on The Power of Goals at this link. Have a SuperFantastic 2020! … [Read more...] about Set Goals, Not Resolutions, for 2020!
“It can’t be done.” This is the conclusion that some people come to after giving something a few tries. Others take on the mindset of: “We have not figured out yet how to do it.” When we are working on a hard goal, setbacks and failures are part of what is involved. This can surely be disappointing. But if we are truly inspired by the goal and especially what it … [Read more...] about Hard Work and Failure
Thinking seems to have become a luxury. Time management experts recommend scheduling “meetings with yourself,” so you will have time to think. But many of us try to cram in 40 hours worth of work into a 45-minute window. How can we dedicate time to thinking deeply, which allows us to more creatively solve problems? I’ve been learning more about neuroscience lately, and … [Read more...] about Do you have time to “think?”
While some might buck the “New Year” trend of setting goals for yourself as arbitrary, I still like the fresh start of a new year. My oldest son woke up on the morning of January 1st, excitedly telling me, “It’s 2019! Happy New Year!” We decided that a good New Year’s Resolution would be to eat more protein (he’s always hungry). My almost 5-year old son said he wanted to … [Read more...] about How are your New Year’s resolutions coming?