Motivational TherapyMotivational Therapy

Sometimes we have trouble reaching our goals. When they go unmet, we may feel guilty or frustrated. If we feel discouraged, often we think, “I can’t do it,” … and stop trying. Cognitive psychologists refer to this as a self-defeating Vicious Cycle of thoughts, feelings, & behavior.

Summary

Sometimes we have trouble reaching our goals. When they go unmet, we may feel guilty or frustrated. If we feel discouraged, often we think, “I can’t do it,” … and stop trying. Cognitive psychologists refer to this as a self-defeating Vicious Cycle of thoughts, feelings, & behavior.

Overview

Motivational Therapy helps people learn how to raise their feelings of being “ready … willing … & … able” to tackle things they may be avoiding for any number of reasons.

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Performance enhancing beliefsPerformance enhancing beliefs

People who have a ‘growth mindset’ (instead of a ‘fixed mindset’) achieve their goals and perform better, according to Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University. In these videos, she explains the power of believing, “I’m not there … yet… what do I need to do next?”

Summary

People who have a ‘growth mindset’ (instead of a ‘fixed mindset’) achieve their goals and perform better, according to Dr. Carol Dweck of Stanford University. In these videos, she explains the power of believing, “I’m not there … yet… what do I need to do next?”

Growth v. Fixed Mindset

The following videos can help you understand why you may be giving up too soon and how to not do so … when you are trying to reach your goals … in your career … with your relationships … even with recreational activities. In addition to these videos, you might also want to read how Dr. Dweck explains that people have misunderstood the concept – or people who have a <a href=”https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/12/how-praise-became-a-consolation-prize/510845/”>pseudo-Growth Mindset</a>.

 

 

 

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