Tag Archives: growth mindset

The Power of Yet

“I’m not good at this…” “I’m not good at this…yet.” It’s amazing how that small three-letter word—yet—changes the entire meaning and direction of the sentence. When we say we are not good at something, ending the comment there, we commit to a limiting belief and a fixed mindset telling ourselves that the trait is beyond […]

How Gymnastics Helps Your Child Succeed in School (Backed by Harvard Research)

Harvard School of Education released their findings on their latest research project; and, they could have simply titled it “Why Your Kid Should do Gymnastics if You Want Them to Develop the Kind of Character That Helps Them Succeed at School.” Okay, it doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue…but it cuts to the core of […]

A Dozen Mindsets for Success

Talent is often the first attribute that people think of when they talk about what it takes to be a success. And, while talent is certainly useful, I believe wholeheartedly in the quote “Nothing in the world is more common than unsuccessful people with talent.” In the end, it is the mental portion of how […]

9 Beliefs That Will (Eventually, Probably) Lead Your Gymnast to Quit (or at Least be Very Unhappy)

It has been said life is equal parts what happens to us and how we process what happens to us. I think that is very true in gymnastics. The attitudes and beliefs that a gymnast has about herself and the sport will inevitably shape how long she participates, or at least how happy she is […]

Not Trying to Be Good: What We Can Learn from Babies about Goal Setting

My goal for 2015 is not to be good. And don’t worry: my goal is not to be bad either. Instead, as I look forward to 2015, my goal is to be better. “Be good” goals are end result goals that simply serve to prove your talent or ability. For instance, winning an award or […]

Super Bowl, Super Brain

I’ve got no horse in the race called the Super Bowl coming up this weekend.  My childhood hometown team the Cleveland Brown’s is a pathetic excuse for a franchise right now.   My adulthood hometown, Los Angeles, has no team.  And my adopted team, the Patriots missed making the “Big Game” this year. Because I am […]