After reading the first fifty pages of Mindset by Carol Dweck, I came to a realisation. I have a fixed mindset. I constantly say thinks like: "I can't do this" or "I can't do that" , when actually, if I work towards it, I could in fact accomplish it. I remember wining when I was younger about how I wasn't born to be good in math, or I wasn't made for sports, and I carried that belief all through my life, something I can now see that has stopped me from improving and expanding my learning. I now wonder, what would have happened if I had said no to those thoughts, if I would have had a growth mindset at that age, then maybe I would be a totally different person today. Thankfully, it's not to late yet, I still have the chance to change and grow as a learner. Modify those beliefs I had as a kid to become a better student. My goal these vacations is to begin the journey into changing my fixed mindset, and expanding my horizons into the path towards learning, because we are not born with a certain intelligence, we have the power of making it grow.
“The earth has music for those who listen.”