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How to Revolutionize Your Thinking

“I wish to do something Great and Wonderful, but I must start by

doing the little things like they were Great and Wonderful.

-Albert Einstein.


Carol Dweck, Ted talker and Ph.D., is one of the world’s leading researchers in the field of motivation and is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research has focused on why people succeed and how to foster success.

She’s created a Jedi Mind Trick for getting past fear of failure.

Instead of calling our efforts a failure, she suggests cultivating a mindset that says “not yet.” This thing that I did hasn’t yielded what I wanted but I’m learning as I go. It’s a “not yet.”

When I think about my moments or experiments that could have gone better my heart expands, I sit or stand a little taller, and more easily plunge forward into what feels like my next step.

How do you feel about this Jedi caliber reframe?

Have any that work for you that you’d like to discuss? Please scroll down to the comments and share your own Jedi mind trick for the courage to create your difference.