If you can’t solve a maths problem, do you give up straight away? Are you constantly comparing yourself with other students in the class? Are you embarrassed of making a mistake in front of your peers? Do you dislike certain subjects at school because you feel like you’re not good at them? Do you present poor quality work? Are you embarrassed to ask your peers for help?
If you answered yes to most of these questions then you have a fixed mindset and may at times find it hard to be resilient. Our brain grows when we are faced with a challenge and even though hard if we attempt it we will continue to grow. There is so much power in the word “Yet”. You may not be able to do 20 push ups in a row but it doesn’t mean you can never get there - you can’t do it yet!
Congratulations to those of you who answered “Yes” to most of the questions above. You have a growth mindset. You love challenges, feedback, you learn from mistakes and you look forward to the next challenge.
Part of resilience is to have a growth mindset. God wanted us to grow Colossians 1:9-10 says “For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.”
To help you continue of your growth mindset check out this poster, it gives you some tips to talk about mindsets with your children.
Mrs Isabelle Millien
Internal PB4L Coach