When one begins looking at getting the buy in, explaining the concept of the Succeeding Mind and beginning to develop a Learning Environment, it doesn’t take very long at all.
It’s maintaining it and growing it which takes the times as it becomes the process of peeling the layers back from the players and the older the players, the longer it can take to peel back the layers. One thing to remember is that all players are different so the way it’s explained to each may vary.
For example, to Get the Buy In can be a case of asking, who wants to do well, who wants to get better, who likes to win and then finding out what one is required to do to make it happen, then do it.
And to explain the Succeeding Mind is as simple and as short as this:
A Growth Mindset is nothing more than realising that your talent is a starting point and that with work it will improve and get better and to realise that the brain is like a muscle and with work it will get stronger as it creates new pathways and strengthen older ones and when praising people, praise them for their work ethic and effort rather than how smart or clever they are.
To be a Proactive Learner is as simple as asking questions to improve your knowledge and to begin closing your knowledge gap and this becomes a never ending process because the amount of knowledge available to learn is infinite.
Internal Motivation is nothing more than feeling good about accomplishing tasks and succeeding with new skills.
Having Strong Character Strengths revolves around the core aspects of Honesty, Integrity, Sincerity and Respect and how you apply them to yourself, others, what you do and how you do it.
Simplicity Thinking is developing the ability to see the essence of things.
Inner Peace is nothing more than having the ability to let things go, not to take offence at what people say and do and to realise that you are not your thoughts.
The beginnings of developing a Learning Environment is in getting others to start asking questions and not putting them down if they do not know things or come up with a perceived wrong or silly answer.
And then it becomes a case of repeat, repeat, repeat until it becomes second nature and a habit for the ones you are working with.
Planting the seed is easy; it’s cultivating the plant that takes the time