Yes, another song lyric.
Those of you who know me are familiar with the fact that I love the Beatles and Billy Joel. In my last blog, I quoted Billy Joel, this week it is the Beatles, and the brilliant words of George Harrison from While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
“With every mistake we must surely be learning.”
I recently heard an acoustic demo version of George singing the song without the powerful guitar playing and focused on the words and passion in George’s voice, and it calmed me in a very impactful way.
My moment of discovery
At that moment, I thought of how developing and nurturing a growth mindset has served me well over the last several years. I smiled and wondered how things would have been different had I adopted this song lyric as a core value earlier in my life.
I then realized that breaking free of my old ways of thinking has made me appreciate the present even more. So take it from me that being a hyper-achieving perfectionist with a tendency to control things wastes a great deal of energy.
The results have been gratifying and noticeable to people around me. I have renewed my passion for photography, and I am learning something new every time I try a new technique. Adopting a growth mindset has informed my coaching as I learn new skills to authentically apply the profession’s standards. Most importantly, I have more physical and mental energy fueled by a desire to push myself to learn and grow.
So why is George Harrison my favorite Beatle? Well, not only is he a talented songwriter and guitar player he also enjoyed snapping a few pictures while he was on the road.
To learn more about the gift of developing a growth mindset, I recommend reading “Mindset” by Carol Dwec.
To experience the impact of developing a growth mindset of your own, I invite you to give yourself or someone in your personal or professional life The Gift of Coaching this holiday season.
I am offering people in my network, subscribers to my blog, as well as the people in their lives the opportunity to experience what it would feel like to work with me as a coach.
I have started to share this opportunity with people in my network, and I am gratified with the response.
If you or anyone you know would benefit from a session, I encourage you to give them or give yourself The Gift of Coaching.