“…the hand you’re dealt is just the starting point for development. This growth mindset is based on the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through your efforts. Although people may differ in every which way — in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments — everyone can change and grow through application and experience.”
― Professor Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success via Brain Pickings
“With a growth mindset, you believe change is possible and even necessary. You don’t view failures as the end of the world — you see them as opportunities for learning. You are comfortable with taking risks, and you even seek out calculated risk opportunities. You want to challenge yourself to try something harder, stretch beyond your perceived limits, and go for things others might not think you’re capable of achieving.”
– Barrie Davenport, Growth Mindset: 6 Keys To Unlock Your Potential
Or to quote from a favourite film, Galaxy Quest: “Never give up, never surrender!”
Hope and aim for results, but know there’s work and effort in getting there. Don’t let despair and setbacks prevent you from striving to get somewhere that may seem impossible. There will be wobbly and dark moments, but tomorrow’s a new day and all that, one for continuing on the journey. Some days it feels like you’re going backwards; occasionally you’ll leap like you were on the Moon and create those “wow, did I do that?” pieces.