The stories you tell yourself, about yourself, are important, so let’s take a look at them.
1. What kind of person would you say you are, right now?
2. What kind of person do you want to become?
3. What’s one small thing that that kind of person might do … and how could you do that thing, today?
Your failure stories
A growth mindset means we see everything, even failure, as learning. Learn to transform your own stumbles into success. Don’t beat yourself up over any kind of mistake or failure, but instead, ask yourself, “Why did that happen?”, and “What can I do better next time this situation comes up?”.
4. What do you feel like you’ve “done wrong”, or “messed up”, or “failed” recently? Get it all out there on the table. If every mistake means learning, then we want to make a lot of mistakes, right?
5. Why haven’t you achieved your goals already? What’s blocking you? What’s standing in the way of what you want to do? Why haven’t you been able to do it yet?
OK, now, turn those mistakes around and try on a growth mindset.
6. What do these tell you, about yourself, or what you need in order to be successful?
7. If you were going to be your own coach, what would you suggest to yourself? Put on your coaching hat and use what you learned to move forward.