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Words to inspire the belief that we have all we need to be the change we wish to see.

Tag: Grow

Competition

Angela Duckworth mentions in her book Grit that the word competition comes from a Latin word meaning striving together.  The definition does not include anything about winners or losers.  It’s about growing forward with others.  Competing to best oneself. Continue reading

An epic tribe

I visited a local burrito restaurant recently that had rave reviews and I wasn’t disappointed.  As I waited for my order with a line up of people, I was in awe of the symphony of movement by the team of ten behind the counter.  The space wasn’t big but they each had a role and they performed it to perfection.  From the cashier to the cooks to those adding the toppings to the gentleman at the end of the line who toasted, rolled and called your number.  I told them they were an epic tribe. Continue reading

Fixed and growth mindsets

I’m reading a book called Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck.  She talks about fixed and growth mindsets and it is so interesting.

If someone has a fixed mindset, they believe they were born as they will always be.  They might believe they are good at swimming and bad at math and it can’t be changed.  So if they fail at something, they feel it shows their weakness.  They don’t think, “I failed.”  They think, “I am a failure.”  People with a fixed mindset don’t believe you have to work at something you’re good at.  If you’re good at it, it should come easily to you. Continue reading

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