When you do something that is hard, how is your mindset about it? When you come up on a task that you don’t pick up right away, do you decide that you just can’t do it. Is that how you view yourself? This is what we call a fixed mindset. You focus on the fact that you can’t do it, or the circumstances you are in won’t allow you to do that. We blame genetics, or age. ‘ It’s my genetics that I am overweight.’ ‘It’s in my genetics that I have heart problems.’ ‘I’m too old to do this.’ ‘I can’t do that because I’m old.’ ‘I hurt because I’m old.’ ‘I’m fat because I’m old.’ I hear these things in the general public pretty much on a daily basis. It gets to a point sometimes to where my mind gets really cynical and totally shuts the person out that’s talking. It’s a bad habit, but I hear it so much, I just get tired of hearing it. When I try to talk to someone about how it’s just not true, I get a litany of excuses of why it is true. It’s frustrating. Every once in awhile I can get a break through and possibly change someone’s view but it’s not easy.
The growth mindset is much different. The growth mindset is a view that I may not be able to do that right now, but if I work at it I’ll get better. They understand that it may be difficult, but circumstances can change based off of what you do about them. This is the mindset behind growth and progress.
The brain is like a muscle, the more you work it with a growth mindset the better you can become at looking at things positively and actually getting better. Focus on what the small steps are you can currently do and then accomplish those steps. If you look at the large picture many times it can be daunting and you become paralyzed with inaction due to being overwhelmed. Just start small, figure out what you can do today, and then do it. That’s the growth mindset in action. If you do this you can accomplish great things.
DON’T FORGET SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR THE HOLIDAY!
JULY 4TH WILL BE 1 CLASS AT 9AM
JULY 5TH WILL BE 1 CLASS AT 9AM AND 1 CLASS AT 6PM
JULY 6TH WILL BE 1 CLASS AT 9AM
To be discussed in class
Kettlebell Swings x 7
Hand Release Push ups x 7
Sit ups x 7
AMRAP 15 minutes