Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Embracing a get better mindset

'In this talk, researcher Heidi Grant Halvorson explores the mindsets needed to ensure personal growth. Mainly, we should avoid a “Be Good” mindset — one where we are constantly attempting to prove our superiority to the world. Instead, we should embrace a “Get Better” mindset — where we always perceive ourselves as having more to learn. When we embrace a Get Better mindset, we welcome risk and are less afraid of failure, both key to personal development'.



Heidi Grant Halvorson is the Associate Director of Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center, and a popular blogger for HBR, Fast Company, Huffington Post, Forbes, WSJ, and 99U. As a researcher, she studies goal pursuit, the obstacles that derail us, and the strategies we can use to overcome them.
http://www.heidigranthalvorson.com/

As a recovering perfectionist, I have found this a very helpful video.
In the past, I have very much identified my self-worth with my productivity or ability in a given task. Unsurprisingly this has led to much frustration! Instead of comparing myself with others, it's more helpful to instead think about where I am now compared with a year ago.    

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