#275: Power Play – Failure is not an identity

Heart and Ice Power Play - Failure is not an identity

You will fail (probably many times), but you can never be a failure.  It is not an identity, it is not something that defines you.  No matter how many mistakes you have made, how many goals you have let in, how many things you wish you could take back… you can’t change the past, but you can learn from it and make a change right now.

Game Plan from Mindset:  People are all born with a love of learning, but the fixed mindset can undo it.  Think of a time you were enjoying something – doing a crossword puzzle, playing a sport, learning a new dance.  Then it became hard and you wanted out.  Maybe you suddenly felt tired, dizzy, bored, or hungry.  Next time this happens, don’t fool yourself.  It’s the fixed mindset.  Put yourself in a growth mindset.  Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn.  Keep on going.

 

Quote source: Carol Dweck, Mindset

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