Checklists – growth mindset in action

Creating a checklist for a process that we repeat is a simple example of growth mindset in action.

As an example, imagine we create a packing checklist that we maintain on our phone. Every time we go on a trip, we can just copy that checklist and ensure we’re packing everything applicable for that particular trip.

If we realize we forgot something we would have loved to bring with us on the trip, we don’t need to waste much time beating ourselves up. We just need to add it to our checklist – this way, we’ll never forget it on a future trip.

A checklist focuses our energy on constructive actions. It also keeps improving our system – thus improving the quality of our future decisions.

It is a gift that keeps on giving – a great example of a tool that brings the growth mindset idea to life.