Do you embrace problems as opportunities to learn?
Or do you avoid them for fear of failing?
After decades of research on achievement and success, Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck developed the concept of mindsets, which are the beliefs that we hold about ourselves and our basic qualities. This five-minute animated video presents the two mindsets- growth and fixed- and how they impact our lives and relationships.
A growth mindset expresses a love for learning- viewing problems as interesting challenges and opportunities to develop new abilities with practice. A fixed mindset has an aversion to problems and conflicts- viewing basic qualities that bring success, like intelligence and talent, as being fixed traits. Although neuroscience confirms that the brain grows like any other muscle in the body- with training and practice- it is easy to see how our mindset can either boost our achievement or, block it.
As we learn in this video, “A simple switch in how a person views a situation can mean the world of difference. Not just the outcome of that situation- the outcome of that person’s place in life.” The ICWIB program offers activities and tools that support you to ‘flip the switch’- by igniting the innovative problem-solving part of your mind and fueling a growth mindset. The ICWIB self-inquiry exercises also help you identify and transform early childhood messages that may have negatively impacted your views of your abilities.
With this in mind, we invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE.
Also, in a recent interview, Dr. Bruce Lipton said, “Freedom is the ability to create without the limitation of generational programming. The I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) Program is a gateway and a pathway into a new and better future because it allows children to fully express themselves and to not be limited by the beliefs that have been passed down from generation to generation. This program also frees up children’s minds and allows their creative nature to create a better world for all of us, which is what we need right now!”
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