The term “Growth mindset” inspires images of a wonderful journey full of positive momentum and learning along the way.
The daily reality of attempting to live it is anything but. It is more likely we come across words like – bump, imposter, dissatisfaction, questions, uncertainty, obstacle, surprise, a punch in the gut, fear, and stretch. Lots of stretch.
A nice illustration of the contradiction is this Doghouse Diaries comic. :-) The Growth mindset in our mind vs. what it really is.
The bad news is that it doesn’t get any easier.
The good news is that we learn to deal with it better, can ask for help when we need it (and we will need it), and that things that come easily are rarely things we value.