The power of YET!

Growth mindset

A simple way to start changing to a growth mindset, is by the use of a little word, yet.

In essence, the word means a realisation that some things are worth waiting for, and those things take work.

It's not always easy, but the power of this small word allows for success.


Notice the difference in language used in describing the negative versus the positive.

Changing your mindset can be brought about simply by changing the words that you use.

Your choice of words, talking to yourself and to the people around you, is an important way in which you can create a happy world view, a positive view to open yourself up to new possibilities.


Have a go at using yet in negative statements to indicate that something has not happened up to the present time, opening yourself up to the possibility that it will happen.


The Power of Yet

This video is by Carol Dweck -  Carol Dweck explains the power of “Not Yet”: If you get a failing grade, you think, I'm nothing, I'm nowhere. But if you get the grade “Not Yet” you understand that you're on a learning curve. It gives you a path into the future.

Carol Susan Dweck (born October 17, 1946) is an American psychologist. She is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Dweck is known for her work on mindset. This video is aimed at children, but us adults can take so much from it and relate to our fitness and wellbeing journey.

What is your 'yet' statement?

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