When I read through these traits I was struck by a few things.
1. I’m so grateful to know that a fixed mindset doesn’t have to remain FIXED. Think about it? FIXED means unchangeable. WHO POSSIBLY WANTS TO HAVE A BRAIN THAT IS UNCHANGEABLE?
2. I get really tired of people throwing up their hands and saying, “that’s just the way I am, the way I learn, talk and so on…so get used to it”. No. I won’t, because it’s untrue. However, this statement is—we have to believe that change is possible or real growth is way less likely to occur.
Neuroplasticity allows our brains to create new pathways by doing things differently. It isn’t simple, I understand. However, the good news is that meaningful change in our lives is BOTH very difficult AND very possible. One of the growth mindset traits: sees effort as necessary.
“Neuroplasticity refers to the potential that the brain has to reorganize by creating new neural pathways to adapt, as it needs.” —http://www.whatisneuroplasticity.com/
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“The best moments usually occur when a person’s body or mind is stretched to its limits in a voluntary effort to accomplish something difficult and worthwhile”
― Tal Ben-Shahar
(Happier: Learn the Secrets to Daily Joy and Lasting Fulfillment)
It’s so necessary to feed our brains novel experiences, thoughts and ideas for growth and it sure makes life a helluva lot more interesting. Don’t you think?
Try something new today. Your brain will thank you.
LOVE this post. Neuroplasticity! I see it everyday! How lucky am I?!?!?!!!!!
Very lucky, Parm. Luck is when preparedness meets opportunity. You’re doing good work!
Lisa, it’s great that neuroplasticity is becoming mainstream now.
We need to know, change is as important as all other contributing psychological factors.
Dealing with chronic pain is something which can be developed by the utilisation of changing our thinking.
Hope you are full of creation and enjoying your work.B
I appreciate your comments. I’ve been trying to help people with chronic pain change those channels. I think the biggest hurdle is believing that change is possible. I hope you’re feeling really creative and enjoying your work too. Best, Lisa