How To Develop a Growth Mindset


How many times have you said, “I can’t do this” out loud or in your head. When you say this, you are promoting a fixed mindset. Fixed mindsets don’t help us grow or achieve our goals. To develop a growth mindset, our brains need to be complemented and treated with compassion. A growth mindset helps us to develop intelligence, talents and abilities.

The word “yet” is powerful. The words “I can’t do this” are so different from the words “I can’t do this YET”. When speaking with yourself or someone else, add the word “yet” to words you might have spoken or heard.

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson

Kathy Watson co-founded Your Better Life with her husband, Tom. Kathy is a skilled Learning Support Teacher in Surrey British Columbia, Canada, and finds great joy in working with young children as they develop their literature skills. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Education and a Special Education Diploma, and has worked with students of all ages throughout her 24-year career in education. A former competitive swimmer, Kathy has developed a deep and long-lasting passion for fitness, nutrition, health and wellness. While working toward her Fitness and Nutrition Coaching Diploma, Kathy has learned the vital importance nutrition plays in a person’s overall wellness. To that end, Kathy has enthusiastically partnered with Nutrie, and is excited to bring the products and lifestyle to the Your Better Life community to make the achievement of personal health goals simpler. Kathy and the rest of the Nutrie team are excited to help you start making the little changes in your life – one day at a time – that will lead to BIG results and the best you! To learn more about how Nutrie can help you, visit Kathy’s website. Kathy and Tom have been married for more than 20 years and have three grown sons. Together, Kathy and Tom are dedicated to working with various communities to assist them in reaching their full potential, as is evidenced in their devotion to the success of Your Better Life.