Desmond, when he was three, used to say this when he was mad at us.
He probably got it from me, because “dang” is a word I use instead of another word in front of the kids.
I ate four chocolate chip cookies at 6 points each. Uh oh. I’m at 54 points for today, including dinner.
But at least I tracked everything so far today.
54 points is probably not even that many compared to what I eat when I don’t track.
So, while it may not seem like I’m making progress, today is progress, because I tracked 24 points worth of cookies, and I don’t usually do that. That’s the point where I usually give up and stop tracking.
That is a growth mindset.
If I looked at today with a fixed mindset, which, admittedly, is what I most often have done over the last 15 months, I would consider today another large scale failure, and say, “It’s too hard. Forget this.” And eat all the rest of the cookies.
But today, I stopped myself. And that is a success.
It’s all in how you look at a thing.
Nothing new. I’m familiar with this theory, and I know it works because I’ve worked it.
And now I’m going to work it some more.
Because I’m done whining about the way things are. I’m ready to change them.