The Dark Side of Growth Mindset

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Having a growth mindset can increase:โฃ
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๐Ÿ”ธpersonal responsibilityโฃ
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๐Ÿ”ธfeelings of controlโฃ
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๐Ÿ”ธability to work through setbacksโฃ
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๐Ÿ”ธchances of goal achievementโฃ
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All GREAT things.โฃ
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๐—•๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ’๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜…โฃ
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If you start to believe you are in control of your situation, and have the ability to change it…โฃ
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then you also begin to realize that you’re responsible for your current status.โฃ
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You believe that you can change your body composition?โฃ
^ THEN you’re also the reason why you’re currently overweight.โฃ
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You realize that you are in control of your productivity?โฃ
^ THEN you’re also the reason you always procrastinate.โฃ
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You come to realize that you have the power to change your eating behaviors?โฃ
^ THEN you’re also at fault for your current unhealthy ways.โฃ
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So what does this mean exactly?โฃ
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Recognizing your ability to change can also make you feel guilty or shameful for where you’re currently at.โฃ
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And we all know where these negative feelings can take us.โฃ
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This is called the “double edged sword” effect in the mindset research, and it’s nearly ALWAYS looked over when we talk about increasing growth mindset.โฃ
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And TBH — facing your current situation and the things you want to change isn’t comfy… I’m willing to bet that it’s a large part of why you’re stuck in the first place.โฃ
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Part of GROWING requires that you face your fixed mindset tendencies & recognizing your limitations.โฃ
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But this is also where the self-compassion piece really comes in (see yesterday’s post)โฃ
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๐—œ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—–๐—”๐—ก ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ, ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐˜๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐˜„.โฃ
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It just might take some some time, effort, trial and error, and a few good people in your corner.โฃ