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Not Yet: the power of believing that you can improve

December 12th, 2016

Each and every day we are challenged with difficulty at work, school and even in our social lives.  The question is, how do we cope?

Do you get discouraged and give up?  Or do you have the mentality to push through it and strategize for a way to defeat the obstacles that lie ahead?  In the link posted below, from TED Talks, Dr. Carol Dweck talks about the benefits of the “not yet” mindset. Read on for her great advice about how we can start taking steps in the “not yet” direction.

Link below posted by TED Talks in December 2014

Presentation by Dr. Carol Dweck

The power of yet.

I heard about a high school in Chicago where students had to pass a certain number of courses to graduate, and if they didn’t pass a course, they got the grade “Not Yet.” And I thought that was fantastic, because if you get a failing grade, you think, I’m nothing, I’m nowhere. But if you get the grade “Not Yet” you understand that you’re on a learning curve. It gives you a path into the future.

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