026: The Incredible Power of Believing you Can Improve

It’s not how good you are. It’s how good you want to be


My daughter Elizabeth is learning to talk.

She’s two and a half, so the vast world of words lays wide open before her.

I listen to her every day. Desperately trying to communicate, repeating herself again and again in the (often) forlorn attempt to be understood.

But does she ever give up, throw her hands in the air and declare that it’s all too hard?

Of course not. She just keeps on trying. That’s because, like all toddlers, she has a growth mindset.

She’s open to new possibilities, she won’t give up and she’s never afraid to fail.

We can learn so much from our little ones because it’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to be.

Elizabeth wants to talk. And talk she will.

What do you want to do?

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about the incredible power of believing you can improve.

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This weeks challenge:

My challenge for this week is to think about something that you’ve always wanted to do. Something BIG, and then start to reprogram your mind by tell yourself you can do this.

You don’t have to work out the full picture yet, by take one small but essential first step and you’ll soon start to build momentum.

Please leave a comment:

Tell me in the comments. What can you do to be more open to new possibilities? What’s the big thing that you want to accomplish?

Michelle and I are here to spur you on and help you in any way we can.

Hope you enjoy the show.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

TED TALK: The power of believing that you can improve with Carol Dweck

PROFILE: Carol Dweck 

WEBSITE: Mindset Works

TONY ROBBINS ARTICLE: Stop your Limiting Beliefs: 10 Empowering Beliefs that will Change your Life

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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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3 replies
  1. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    You’re right Cecily. ‘Outdated’ is a key word there. People move forward and others may not come with them. That doesn’t mean to say you’re the person you were before.

    And if you want a poster-child for dogged determination, you’re it! Congratulations on you very recent and very huge achievement. A SuperMum indeed!

  2. Cecily Thornton
    Cecily Thornton says:

    You sure are, Lisa! That was one of your many amazing achievements!

    It is important to understand your own truths – as you put it, not simply accept what others think of you, which may be inaccurate or outdated.

    Love this pod cast. Can identify with the need for dogged determination to achieve desired outcomes! Am also relishing the challenges required for personal growth, learning is rejuvenating!

    Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  3. Lisa York | SuperMum
    Lisa York | SuperMum says:

    When I first met my husband, he wondered why I hadn’t done a degree.

    The answer? Because that’s what smart people do.

    Fortunately, he helped me overcome this limiting belief about myself and at the age of 34, I got started. Three years and two babies later, I donned my cap and gown to claim my distinction-average degree.

    Turns out I am smart after all.

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