Choosing the Growth Mindset
& What Inner Strength Means to Me
by Chloe Hughes
April is for growth!
Having a growth mindset is going into every situation means knowing that the worst thing that could happen is you fail and you learn from what you lost. This knowledge that you can find lessons even in hardship is one of the most important things that we as human and we as women need to learn. We need to be able to walk away from every situation knowing that we’ve learned and we’ve grown.
Part of growing is learning from not only are mistakes but the mistakes that our sisters make, learning from both the real and the fictional. Creating a growth mindset is taking steps to learn at every stage of your life, no matter how old. We can always choose to learn a lesson from other people’s stories. When I think about learning from other women, I think of a book that I’m currently reading: Americanah by an amazing author, activist, speaker, feminist, and all-around woman, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I think of the strong and capable main character and what I, as an 18-year-old girl, can learn from this. I think of my mother, my aunties, and my teachers; what they have taught me about what it means to grow about what it means to be a woman.
Personal growth is different for everyone, no matter what stage of life you’re in. It is an ongoing process and it is important to remember in times like this that everyone’s growth is measured individually. Your own worth is not measured based on other peoples.
April’s theme is growth! We are accepting submissions on the idea of growing and evolving. Please use the contact page or send your submission to hello [@] missheardmedia dot com.