The Power of "Yet": Self-Improvement

Growth

October 2017

It’s amazing how a simple word like “yet” can add so much on to the meaning of a phrase. “Yet” implies that, at some point, you will be able to do that thing. That you can learn how to do it and that you intend to learn how to do it. It’s the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset, and it's the difference between being impacted or being impactful in the world.

From Carol S. Dweck’s book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, a fixed mindset is when you believe that you have certain skills, traits, mannerisms, and beliefs that cannot be changed – for better or for worse. The opposite mindset would be a growth mindset, where you believe that no matter what, you are able to improve or change your skills, traits, mannerisms, beliefs, etc. One mindset leads to mediocrity, the other leads to breakthroughs. The best part is everyone can choose to have either mindset, it just takes conscious effort.

Next time you are about to say “I don’t know how to,” add “yet” on the end. 

And then go learn how.


Written by Nick, Red Door Escape Room CEO 
Published on October 7, 2017
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