This past week, I led our members through a workshop entitled, Grow What You Know. This personal development and growth workshop was based on the book “The Growth Mindset,” by Carol Dweck.

For those unable to make it, you are in luck! I am about to share some of the key learnings from the workshop here with you today. So, without further a do..

A Quick, Do-It-Yourself Exercise

Let us start by answering the following question: When it comes to your fitness ability, do you have a fixed or growth mindset?

Not sure? Not a problem. Read the following four statements and decide whether you mostly agree or disagree with each. 

    1. Your fitness is something very basic about you that you can’t change very much. 
    2. You can learn new things but you cannot really change how fit you are. 
    3. No matter how much fitness you have, you can always change it quite a bit. 
    4. You can always substantially change how fit you are. 

If you agree with 1 and 2, you have a fixed mindset. If you agree with 3 and 4, you have growth mindset when it comes to your fitness ability.

Now, you may have an idea which mindset you have. Now, we don’t necessarily have the same mindset for everything we do, feel and experience. Perhaps you have a fixed mindset when it comes to some things, but a growth mindset when it comes to others.Go ahead and replace the word “fitness” in the above statements with another word of your choice and repeat the exercise. What are your results?

Fixed Mindset vs. Growth Mindset

  1. Fixed:
    1. Feels like they’re being judged
    2. Is sensitive
    3. Feels the tension
    4. Senses everyone’s eyes are on them
  1. Growth:
      1. Faces obstacles head on
      2. Stretches themselves to do what’s uncomfortable 
      3.  Feels the ease of attempting what is challenging

Are you ready to change your mindset? Book a free 1-on-1 intro session today and get started. I’m here to help!

With sincere gratitude,
Coach Kari

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