This article is based on a simple question and an even simpler premise. Is what you are doing working? No? Then you can just stop it. And do something else. r
Author Archives: Douglas Cartwright
Problem: a fixed mindset causes undue stress
“It’s not how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep on moving forward.” Rocky Balboa.
What is a key difference between those who dust themselves off and keep ‘moving forward’ after one of life’s ‘hits’ and those who drop like a stone? r
It’s fair to say that most people reading this will want 2012 to be better than 2011. This isn’t necessarily negative nor am I talking recession, gloom and downturn. It’s simply in our nature to want to grow and develop – we’re designed to want to reach beyond our grasp and make things better. r
The working of the human mind naturally lends itself to metaphor as in: the playground of the mind, the battlefield of the mind, the mind as a prison. What all these allusions depend upon is framing – the mind’s natural process of capturing an idea and using it to define and focus your attention on whatever is within its scope. r
All well and good: – if you are satisfied in determining your future based purely on what interests you in your head right now. But this approach doesn’t always work because sometimes you don’t value all the things or skills you need to in order to pursue the career you want. r