I have always been a curious person and have enjoyed learning. Having spent most of my career in education, it was quite a surprise to find out how much I struggled with learning a new job. The struggle was not with others as much as with myself. An inner voice, my own inner critic, seemed to wreak havoc over my sense of competence. Taming it became part of the challenge!
Tag archive: growth mindset
Happiness is often misunderstood. Many people think that when they achieve something they will be happy. When I get a better job, I will be happy. When I have more money, things will be good. In fact, it is the other way around. Success does not precede happiness. Rather, happiness precedes success.
The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel, are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
~ Vincent Lombardi
Do you like change? Genuinely? Or do you say you do, but reality is somewhat different? Change is part of life, and seems to be increasingly prevalent in all parts of life in more recent times. But, finding that you don’t deal with change well is not uncommon. You cannot always predict change or anticipate how well you will deal with it. Here are some tips that can help.
I was at the gym recently, just doing my thing, and listening to the conversation between some young people around me. What I heard was that someone had finished a degree but had no job in the area. (My guess – taking a gap year in Niseko!) There were exchanges about degrees and their value. I suggested that it was something no one could take away from them. And further, that it was evidence that they knew how to learn. It made me think though – what is the real value of education?
We know that you can teach an old dog new tricks, but can the old and young teach each other things? I would like to offer a resounding “yes!” I think working with young people opens up this possibility. Recent research supports this. That’s good news for us all.
I define connection as the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.
~ Brené Brown