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(Day 27)

30 Days of Self-Care Information and Strategies – Kristin Cowart, MSW, LCSW

“In one world, effort is a bad thing. It, like failure, means you’re not smart or talented. If you were, you wouldn’t need effort. In the other world, effort is what makes you smart or talented. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment” – Carol Dweck. Research links a growth mindset (7 min.) with many benefits including greater comfort with taking personal risks and striving for more stretching goals, increased motivation and enhanced brain development across wider ranges of tasks. It also can lead to lower stress, anxiety and depression, better work relationships and higher performance levels. Need some quick ideas? Check out 25 Ways to Develop a Growth Mindset.