Messages about Success and Failure I’d better quit studying or they won’t think I’m brilliant. Look at the drawing. Mark, are you the next Picasso or what? You are so brilliant, you got an A without even studying! If I don’t learn something quickly, I’m not smart. I shouldn’t try drawing anything hard or they’ll see I’m no Picasso. You learned that so quickly! You’re so smart!
Bullying: Fixed Mindset Bullying is about judging and establishing who is more worthy or important. The more powerful kids judge the less powerful kids. Fixed mindset: Some people are superior and some are inferior. And the bullies are the judges.
Mindsets play out in… School Sports Workplace Relationships
The Challenge Run 1 minute on a treadmill by powering it strictly with your own leg power.
Questions to think about Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Is success about learning or proving you’re smart? If you’re somebody when you’re successful, what are you when you’re unsuccessful?