Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Taking Risks: Challenge, Adventure and Growth Mindset

What does it mean to take a risk?
  • Do something you haven't done before.
  • Do something that is challenging.
  • Go out of your comfort zone.
  • Be unsure about something.
  • Try something new.  
  • Do something you don't know how to do. 
  • "Go for it!"
  • Push yourself into new things even if you don't want to or feel scared
  • You may make a mistake! 

Why is it important to challenge yourself?
  • To have fun and excitement in your life.
  • To do something thrilling.
  • To do something difficult because you won't learn if you do things you know.  
  • To see what something new is like.
  • To learn and get better at something.  
  • It is the only way to experience new things! 
  • You might learn something new.
  • It makes you feel good!
  • You may not feel scared anymore after you do something challenging.  

How does it feel to be outside of your "comfort zone?"
  • You might feel nervous.
  • Palms sweating
  • Proud of yourself
  • Scared and Uncomfortable
  • Happy and Scary
  • "Wow! I can't believe I did that!"
  • Happy that you tried something new 
  • "GULP!" 
  • Awesome!  
  • Exciting!
  • Nervous because you don't know what's ahead 
Draw an example of a time when you challenged yourself or stepped outside your comfort zone!

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