Change your internal dialogue to pass the QTS

My passion is entrepreneurship.  I tutor 10 hours a week.  The rest of the time I obsess about building business'.

You know.......... entrepreneurship is a roller coaster ride.  One minute you are up and then the next you are down.

For most of my QTS students, they're on a similar ride.  One minute they get it, the next they don't.  One minute they feel elated, the next deflated.  

When the lows come? What things do I start to say to myself?

I'm not smart enough.

I'll never succeed.

I should have done such and such.

Why is he succeeding?

I'm too old.

My QTS students say similar things.

I'm terrible at Maths

I won't pass

I did terrible at GCSE

I don't know why I have to do this test.

Sound familiar?  We can all relate right?  We've all struggled with something in life.  Maybe a relationship.  A job.  Our studies.

So the key then is really quite simple. 

We simply need to change our dialogue.  What we say to ourselves and outloud?

Start to say:

I don't get this now.  I will tomorrow.

I will pass this. 

I'm grateful I'm doing this test. I will be a more confident teacher.  I'll be able to teach my own kids Maths

I have the inner resources to pass this.

I will remain flexible.

It doesn't matter you say, provided it's positive, you'll nail it.

Success at anything is 80% psychology, 20% strategy.  Look after your psychology.