“The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.” Carol S. Dweck
The person who does the work is the ONLY one who learns! Harry Wong
The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice. George Eliot
Our growth depends not on how many experiences we devour, but on how many we digest. Ralph W. Sockman
Growth is a life long experience/process and it is inevitable. Sometimes it is easy and, at other times, it is as hard as pulling teeth. Our mindset/mental attitude can help us or hinder our growth so we must be vigilant about our responses to the stimuli we receive. Like sunrise and sunset, we are in constant motion, and we either grow or we stagnate. When I think of examples of our growing process, I look to plant life as it is so easy to see how they thrive, strive and die each season… and then start the process all over again and again; they surrender to the process and reappear rejuvenated.
READ: Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor E. Frankl
Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Napoleon Hill
Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong. N. R. Narayana Murthy
Mindset change is not about picking up a few pointers here and there. It’s about seeing things in a new way. When people…change to a growth mindset, they change from a judge-and-be-judged framework to a learn-and-help-learn framework. Their commitment is to growth, and growth take plenty of time, effort, and mutual support.
The daily actions that aid our growth happen like clockwork: Without the air we breathe and the rising sun that stimulates the internal clock of much of life, we would be gone in no time… Our mindset plays a big role in it all. We can go with the flow, and perform our tasks with purpose or we can hinder our growth, by resisting every opportunity to move forward with our daily lives. Come back for more and enjoy the photos from my garden and yard. I will share more later.
“All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” Calvin Coolidge
Those who improve with age embrace the power of personal growth and personal achievement and begin to replace youth with wisdom, innocence with understanding, and lack of purpose with self-actualization. Bo Bennett
Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together. James Cash Penney
Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. Benjamin Franklin
Gardening can be a great growth mindset stimulus: Gardening opens our minds and hearts to the very complex growth of all sorts of life forms; from slugs to seedlings, and all manner of plant life, gardeners see how they struggle and thrive… Such insight reminds us that the same complexities occur in human and wildlife too. Our process might appear seemingly different yet, ultimately, it is the same.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: – GROWTH – This week, evoke the excitement of entering a new year with a photo that shows growth.
Positive Motivation Tip: Change your mindset, aid your growth
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.