My berries are BLUE!

change coaching growth mindset Aug 11, 2021

Warning! Gratuitous breakfast close-up coming up...

Now, if you’re wondering why I’m suddenly sharing close-ups of my breakfast on this blog, let me tell you that this is a big deal. Because I have been trying to grow ‘blue’ blueberries for FOUR years. And while I can claim success at the ‘berries’ part, they never turned blue. Which, no matter what kind of positive spin I put on it, can only be classified a Fail.

Growth Vs Fixed mindset

BUT here’s the thing. When it comes to gardening, I have a ‘growth’ mindset (see what I did there?). This means that I see my failures as learning opportunities, try not to get disheartened and keep on …erm…growing. This contrasts with what psychologists call a ‘fixed’ mindset. If I had one of those, I’d have chucked the plant in the compost heap and headed to Sainsbury’s.

So, today, when I noticed my BLUEberries, all dewy and glistening in the morning sun, it reminded me of a valuable life lesson which I’d like to share. And that’s this: to get my blueberries to turn blue (and sweet and tasty), all I changed was ONE thing. Admittedly it was quite a big thing - the soil. But it was still ONE thing.

One change is all it takes

And that’s often how change happens and how you start creating a happier life. By changing one thing at a time. It doesn’t even have to be a big thing. It can be a tiny thing. But the point is to give yourself time and permission to think about what needs to change, then make it happen.

So, let me ask you, what ONE thing could you change that would have the biggest, juiciest, sweetest results in your life?

And if you’d like a bit of help working that out, why not book an introductory coaching session with me? It’s no-cost and no obligation – just an opportunity to explore how working with me might help you GROW in any area of your life.


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