Happy 2024! I hope 2024 is a year of mini-failures 👎🏼 and growth 📈 for you! Seriously! As someone who has HUGE FEAR 😨 of failure, I’ve learned to embrace the growth (and mindset) that comes from initial horror 😱 and following improvements 🥇 that failures trigger.
Yes, I’ve posted about the differences in a fixed mindset and a growth mindset in the past. But at the start of a new year, isn’t a quick review beneficial?
Promoting a growth mindset in self and others (think colleagues, children, and friends) could shift not only the perspective of others but the likelihood of ultimate success.
Keys to a growth mindset: 🗝Reframe mini-failures as an opportunity to improve. 🗝Align yourself with others who encourage your success. 🗝Create a list of things to learn in 2024. Then dive in. 🗝Find an accountability partner to check-in on your progress.
In 2023, I grew by: 🀄 learning to play Mah Jongg; 🏓 joining a weekly pickle-ball game; 👂🏼 listening to audiobooks in addition to reading printed books; and 👩🏼🍳 mastering my air-fryer.
In 2024, I hope to grow by: 🐶 becoming a skilled trainer for my new puppy; 🚼 learning to knit baby blankets for new members of my extended family; and 🖥 embracing at least two new AI applications.
Recognizing that there will be mini-failures along the way (probably in the forms of a confused puppy, a holey blanket, and a botched AI application) is my way of accepting my growth learning curve.