I saw the following phrases on a bulletin board at school the other day, and I thought it was a great example of trying to change to a more positive mindset. Perhaps we can all use a little help in this area once in awhile. I know I can!
INSTEAD OF: TRY:
I don’t understand What Am I Missing?
I give up. I’ll use some of the strategies I’ve learned.
I made a mistake. Mistakes help me improve
This is too hard. This may take some time and effort.
It is good enough. Is this really my best work?
I’ll never be as smart as her/him. I’m going to figure out what she/he does and try it!
I can’t make this any better. I can always improve. (Or, I’ll keep trying).