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.