Portrait: US Army (USA) Brigadier General (BGEN) John H. StanfordWhat happens when we decide to be "all in"? Why does it feel good and why is it good for us? Recently, I had the good fortune to facilitate a board of directors retreat for a local chapter of a national charity. I was once again … Continue reading A Mindset of Commitment and Passion
Truly successful people measure themselves by what they can do - not what they have. Mindset is a set of attitudes and beliefs that govern all of our perceptions and behaviors. If we are not consciously shaping and molding our mindset, it will be haphazardly influenced by events and other people without our discrimination. Are … Continue reading How to Be the Best Version of You
With summer behind us, fall is a good time to renew our commitment to our best selves at work and at home. Because most of our childhoods were conditioned around the school year, this last quarter can feel like a time for getting serious again. If summer is for fun and daydreaming, then fall is … Continue reading Fall is the Time to Take Charge
Stress has been a part of everyday life since the dawn of humankind. Successful people know how to use stress to their advantage instead of letting stress use them. They cultivate a sense of balance by taking a big-picture view of stress. They learn to focus and take action on the internal changes needed to … Continue reading Never Let Stress Get in the Way of Your Success
Living an extraordinary life seems like something only rockstars in business, sports or entertainment get to do. But is that really true? Doesn’t extraordinary depend on how you define it and the context of how you’re living? For someone who is super successful in their career but lacks a depth of real meaning at the … Continue reading Finding Your Extraordinary.
In the fast-paced and dynamic nature of business, it can be a real challenge to stay focused and keep up. Our schedule and priorities are constantly changing as we scramble to stay nimble and ahead of the curve. How do our emotional struggles, which can range from a nagging fear of rejection or failure, anxiousness … Continue reading How to Stay Flexible at Work
So what this comes down to is this: Did we get disappointed with ourselves in any way this week? Good. Did we learn something new or remember something we forgot as a result? Great.
Carol Dweck is a Stanford psychologist and author of Mindset, a book about her research in the area of achievement and success. She discovered there are two types of mindsets, or established set of attitudes, from which people engage with the world and with themselves.
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“Don’t carry your mistakes around. Instead place them under your feet to use as stepping stones.” – Unknown