It’s been three months since I decided to take charge of my life and pursue passions and projects that don’t provide instant gratification or pad my bank account. I’m trying to play the long game, giving consistency and grit a try. When I started this process, I went to see a therapist-slash-leadership coach who told me about a book called Mindset by psychologist and researcher Carol Dweck. The book explores how some people have growth mindsets and others have fixed mindsets. Those with fixed mindsets believe that things like intelligence and personality are pre-determined and unchanging, while those with growth mindsets believe that with hard work and resilience those things can be changed and improved upon. After the first three pages of this book, I knew which camp i fell into: fixed mindset. If I have to put effort into something, it must not be “for me”, and so I should move on to something else. This book resonated with me HARD.CORE.
This podcast and blog have already challenged my mindset and my behaviour in ways that have made me feel deeply uncomfortable. The sound on the first podcasts is echoey and bad, my voice is meek and insecure compared to those of my guests, my equipment has failed, I’ve had a hard time making time to write and stick to my goals. But I’m persevering, doing the things I told myself I would do, being consistent.
So now, after all of this hard work, I’m at the beginning. Follow me as I try to become the person I want to be, and please reach out to me if you want to embark on a similar journey, if you’re already on one, or if you’ve been on this road before and come out the other side, yourself 2.0.