Browsing All posts tagged under »mindset«

It’s all practice

November 4, 2015

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On quizzes and big exams When I was in college, most of my grades were based on some combination of assignments, quizzes, and–heavily weighted–the mid-term and final exams. If I bombed a quiz, I wasn’t happy about it, but it wasn’t a major disaster. If I’d completely failed a final exam, though, it would have […]

“We do hard things”

October 21, 2015

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This morning at the breakfast table, my eldest daughter “needed” help with her food. We helped her get started, but for finishing the challenging task of stirring her oatmeal, her mom encouraged her: “We do hard things.” Without premeditation, we’ve started using this phrase recently in our family. It may not be as hardcore as […]