Self Exhibit Number Six

For this exhibit we were asked to recognize and be aware of fixed and growth mindset perspectives.

For this particular exhibit I recognized these mindsets most while working out

During workouts i realized that i have so many thoughts go through my head, some good but most of them were bad, doubtful thoughts. Thinking back to when i first started working out this is something that has been consistent and never corrected so for this exhibit I worked on recognizing and correcting my mindset to foster a growth mindset.

So for the week span that I utilized this experiment for this class I made an tally mark for every negative thought that popped into my brain during the course of the workout.

The first day i had 17 bad thoughts. I also noticed that they were all along the lines of "I'm sore , tired, and I cant do this" before proceeding to do it anyway because I have to.

This is something I tried to fix for the second day, in which I only had 9 bad thoughts. Those thoughts were kind of stirred up by the people around me saying things like " oh goodness I'm tired" which made me think about how tired I was.

This made me realize how the mindset of one person could affect the mindset of the group around them. So next I tried to take the growth mindset and good thoughts and use that to effect the group of people around me. saying simple encouraging things like " you got this" and " you can do it" noticeably us get through the workout quicker and with a better overall vibe during the strenuous hardship.

The next workout my tally number went all the way down to 2.

It was amazing to notice how differently I felt about working out overall and how different I felt during and after (minus how sore I felt). This exhibit opened my eyes and this is definitely something I will implement not only to workouts but to all things in my life.

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.