If you missed the Facebook Live @Carebuzz, I discussed a strategy to use when thinking about the future.
After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In her book, Mindset, she shows how success in almost every area of human endeavor can be dramatically influenced by how we think about our talents and abilities. People with a fixed mindset—those who believe that abilities are fixed—are less likely to flourish than those with a growth mindset—those who believe that abilities can be developed.
Although the purpose of Dweck's work was to help educators understand learning, Dweck’s notion of growth mindset has implications for almost any facet of life.
I believe that Dweck's approach can be applied to planning for the future. But terms I apply are "problem-focused vs possibility thinking."
Both give the same result.
It was after my family caregiving days that I switched my mindset when thinking about my future. I am aging alone and know it's all on me.
I knew that I would face some problems but using possibility strategies, I now feel so much more confident and secure about the future.
And you deserve to feel that way too.
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