Monday, August 26, 2013
Wow isn't it amazing how quickly time flies? I realized that it has been a while since I wrote a post. Life has been really full lately and I love it! For once, the idea of having many things on my plate at a time is not intimidating; its invigorating. No I have not gotten everything on to my plate that I want to, but I am getting there. I actually believe that with time, and energy, and effort, I can achieve all that I want to. It has been a long time, or maybe never before, that I have felt really capable of achievement like I do now.
Now, I am working to keep myself in check in terms of not thinking that I got it and I do not need to keep working on practicing growth mindset. That is something will practice for as long as I live, and hopefully, through practice, by the time I die, I can say I am proud of what I have done with my life.
So how are things going in your world?
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I was just doing some research online for a project I am thinking about taking on at work. Really, I have no idea what the process is to accomplish this so I Googled it and found information. But I began to read it and realized I had no idea what the hell it was talking about. Awkward! I mean, I understood the words I was reading yet how go about the process is escaping me.
I felt like running away from it so I decided to come here and blog. Yes, I did stop working on it to write this. Yet I know that this time, I am going to finish this and go right back to rereading the information I found until I can make sense of it. If I can figure it out, it will benefit my clients.
The situation I am in right now has come up before and way more often than not, I have decided to not take it on because I thought I might fail. I am tired of backing down. I can figure this out and when I do, I will have one more piece of evidence for myself that I am putting in time, energy, and effort into me.
How do you deal with trying new things or taking on new challenges?
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
It has been awhile huh? In the past, my absence from writing a post was usually because things were not going well in my life. I was running from the responsibilities in my life and felt each thing was a burden. Recently, with the information I have been learning about mindset, I've been looking and dealing with the world with a new eye. I cannot say I am done with anything because for the first time I am not looking for done; I am looking for how much time, energy, and effort I put in.
At the end of the day, I have been looking at myself and I can say I see more time and energy and effort being put into the things I want. There is some peace in having evidence for myself that I can approach the world differently. I now see I have the rest of my life to get better and to put time, energy, and effort into all of my goals.
Interesting?! What do you think about mindset? Do you struggle with this also?
(For more information about mindset, you can go to Carol Dweck's website. http://mindsetonline.com/ )
Thursday, August 1, 2013
I got home on Tuesday and have spend the last several days reconnecting with William. We had not spent more than a few hours together for almost 8 full days so I really missed him and wanted to just be together.
It has been so nice yet in coming back together after our little hiatus, there have been a few clear tells that of course I do not have a growth mindset at this point. This makes sense because I have just started making an effort to change my mindset from fixed to growth.
Interestingly, it is my fixed mindset frustrating me because I want to be able to do it now. But that is a classic fixed mindset way of thinking, and I must challenge myself to see when I am acting or thinking in the fixed mindset so I can do or think in a growth mindset instead. The fixed mindset had been my way for a long time so I am going to still be in it sometimes, but I have been and am going to continue looking where the fixed mindset is popping out to learn from those times and grow into growth mindset.