Posted on: Tuesday 27th July 2021

Growth Mindset

Wow what wonderful weather we have had across Cornwall over the last 2 weeks, fingers crossed it stays warm and dry for the school holidays.

Our July Walk and Talk event was all about making decisions and we shared our top tips. It was interesting to hear from the groups how sometimes the difficult decisions were the easy ones to make rather than the simple everyday ones!
A lot of us write down the decision we are grappling with and then way up the pros and cons before making that important decision.
We all admitted that sometimes we don’t talk about the turmoil going round in our heads when trying to decide something and the groups really valued talking to others and realising that a problem shared is really a problem halved.

Next Monday will be our August Walk and Talk event and the topic this month is how do we develop a growth mindset. I was introduced to this concept through my granddaughters’ school as they were adopting it across the school to encourage the pupils to believe that they can grow and develop and that it takes work and effort, but you can realise it.

The phrase we learnt and use all the time now when faced with a difficult task is “I can’t do it yet

People with a growth mindset believe that if they’re not as good as they’d like to be at something, they can work at it and improve.

Set-backs are re-framed as new challenges to overcome, and failure can be used as a springboard to bigger and better things. Whereas people with a fixed mindset believe that their intelligence and abilities are fixed, something that you are either born with or without.

People with a fixed mindset are more likely to believe that their ability and intelligence can’t be changed; that they’re either good at something or not. They’re usually easily discouraged and might avoid taking risks or trying new things because they’re fearful of failure.

I look forward to discussing it more next week, please come along. You can book a place via my webpage August Walk and Talk

If you can’t make it and would like to know more, I highly recommend reading this book:
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

Have a great summer!


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