We were created to give God glory and we do this by honoring God with how we spend our time and resources. When we approach life with a growth mindset we will strive to do our best. As we grow in our knowledge of God, it affects all aspects of our lives. Our desire for improvement comes from God so that we can better serve Him.
Having a growth mindset means willing to be uncomfortable at times. In seeking to learn or try new things, there will be times of failure. Failure is okay. It just means that learning is occurring and with continued focused effort it will lead to improvement!
There was an ad several years ago by the clothing company, American Giant. The company’s goal is to make the greatest sweatshirt ever made. The ad talks about the importance of willing to be uncomfortable.
Comfortable isn’t comfortable
Comfortable never got up before dawn
Comfortable won’t get its hands dirty
Comfortable has nothing to prove
Comfortable can’t get the job done
Comfortable doesn’t have new ideas
Comfortable won’t dive in head first
Comfortable isn’t the American dream
Comfortable has no guts
Comfortable never dares to be great
Comfortable falls apart at the seams
Don’t get comfortable
God desires for us to grow in our faith. This in turn causes growth in all areas of our life when we boldly follow God’s will for our lives. With God in our lives, how we view situations, circumstances, and other people changes for the better!
Christian, author, and professor of mathematics education.