|by Jude Treder-Wolff-LCSW, CGP, MT|
The rapidly accelerating pace of change in our time brings ground-breaking and truly exciting technology into our daily experience that would have been viewed as magical to human beings at any other time in history. But it also brings about an abiding sense of uncertainty and tension. We do not know exactly where things are headed, but at the same time we have goals for learning and change that are essential to keep up with this brave new world, and make the most of its opportunities while staying healthy, mentally and physically. From a growth mindset, we are always dynamically engaged with the effort to adapt and discover what is just around the corner in life. The outcome is an overall sense of well-being born of the skills we need to make the most out of what life offers.
Tensions and uncertainty are also core aspects of the creative process, and so the most direct pathway to shifting our mindset is a creative one.
- take us beyond our comfort zone;
- stretch out existing skills and knowledge;
- call upon a less-developed part of self;
- require a commitment to the effort in the moment;
- are dynamic and therefore unknowable in terms of outcome;
THE IMPROVISER'S MIND SET IS A GROWTH MINDSET