So I’m sitting here, staring at a blank screen, and having the growth/fixed mindset argument in my head now.
“You’re not a writer.”
“And I’ll never become one if I don’t write.”
“You’re too busy for this.”
“I will be tomorrow night, too.”
“You work better under pressure, you can get it done right before the deadline.”
“Perhaps. But then I will miss out on a chance to learn to apply the growth mindset.”
And on, and on. Until I finally decide to start typing. As Stephen King says, “The scariest moment is always just before you start. After that, things can only get better.” (p. 296)
I have a feeling that I will be having this conversation with myself a lot during the next few months, so I think my first approach will need to be to just suck it up and get started. I just need to refuse to listen to the inner critic, which I guess is another way of saying the second of Dweck’s steps to change.
King, S. (2000). On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Simon and Schuster.
How can you change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset? (n.d.). Retrieved March 11, 2017, from http://mindsetonline.com/changeyourmindset/firststeps/index.html