Question Description

I’m stuck on a Health & Medical question and need an explanation.


1st – Watch this video on growth mindset by the renowned Stanford researcher Carol Dweck:

Growth Mindset Video (Links to an external site.)

2nd – Download and see how the the growth and fixed mindsets are compared.
Mindset Comparison Sheet

3rd – The assignment

Think about a time in your life that you had a health related goal and failed to accomplish it. The goal needs to fit into one of the following categories: fitness (it can be sports related as well), nutrition, mindfulness (mental health), stress reduction, drugs, alcohol, sleep, or spiritual.

Here are a couple examples to get you thinking (use these as a guide to help you think of your own goals you’ve had in life):

  • Lose 10 pounds in 3 months
  • Make the varsity soccer team
  • Consume only 1,800 calories a day for 3 weeks straight
  • 10 minutes of meditation daily
  • Participate in a yoga class twice a week
  • Limit to 2 alcoholic drinks on Friday or Saturday night
  • At least 7 hours of sleep 6 nights a week

**Reminder: Think about an important health goal in your life where you failed or didn’t have the outcome you originally wanted – you did not completely meet your goal.**

Now that you have watched the Growth Mindset video and looked over the mindset comparison handout complete the following assignment:

Write 2-4 paragraphs addressing these questions:

  1. Did you go into the goal with a fixed or growth mindset?
  2. Did your mindset change as a result of failing?
    **Also, make sure to describe your specific health goal**

Addressing at least two of the components listed below how could you re-frame your mindset for the future?

  • Challenges
  • Obstacles
  • Effort
  • Criticism
  • Success of others

**Make sure to highlight or underline the two components you chose to focus on to receive full credit on the assignment.**

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