Finding fulfilment in failure: thoughts on the growth mindset, from a psychologistFeatured

HannahBaldovino's profile thumbnail
What an amazing story! Thanks so much for sharing. I love the emphasis on perspective and humility. Looking at every situation willing to learn. You and your husband are the definition of grit!
silviaem's profile thumbnail
@HannahBaldovino Thank you for reading, I sincerely hope this story buoys you up when you come across a challenge or failure. Happy New Year! :)
arielleshnaidman's profile thumbnail
This is an incredible story with really powerful insights. Love that I came across this in the final week of 2020 too. Thank you for sharing ✨
silviaem's profile thumbnail
@arielleshnaidman I'm so glad to hear this resonated with you! This year has been tough for lots of people, and life doesn't really ask us when to serve up challenges, does it. I hope it inspires you to keep going when the going gets tough. Happy New Year! :)
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Thank you so much for this inspirational story. It is a great read in the last few days of 2020.
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@susanfung thanks for taking time to read! I do hope it gives a realistic perspective on how confronting challenges with a growth mindset can lead to something positive and fulfilling. Taking charge even when everything seems to be going against you can feel so empowering, I do hope you feel this in this New Year. Happy 2021! :)
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@silviaem I definitely can relate to the article. I lost my job of 9 years in 2019 & started a new job in 2020. It wasn’t the same job & I did take a substantial pay cut when I took it but I took it as a opportunity to grow & develop some new skills.I asked for a project that is completely outside of my skill set. I’m hoping that project will turn out great & it opens up another door for me within the organization. I guess time will tell.
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This is just what I needed to wrap up 2020 👌🏾🤗. Thank you so much for sharing your story. Knee injuries cut my pro basketball career short but stories like these truly helps me to have perspective on life. Health is everything. Thanks again!
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@NicoleSL That must have been tough, I don't know if I can even imagine what it feels to have this impact your career! In our case it affected our lifestyle, and hobbies - which we love a lot, but we were lucky to be able to focus on recovery and building a growth mindset. It's never simple, but mindset can be so so powerful. Happy New Year! :)
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I love this! Parts of it remind me of something I learned at a women's leadership weekend a few years ago-After identifying the pattern or behavior, I ask myself if I'm willing to treat problems that I feel stuck on playfully.That is, I ask myself if I'm able to have flexible, imaginative, creative thinking around this issue, or if I'm committing to staying stuck in my ways? I have found that helpful to me, and believe your 3 tips for changing mindsets dovetail quite neatly. Thank you again for sharing this with us!
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@MiraDaniels Thanks for sharing! Indeed, playfulness can be super powerful in helping us get a perspective, because it invites us to look at things in many different ways, without being under pressure. We can give ourselves permission to be more playful even as we get older :) Happy New Year!