You're never too old to learn something new. It all depends on whether or not you foster a growth mindset. Check out today's episode for self-care hacks to foster growth. #growthmindset #octogenarian #adventuresnaging #goldenyears #growthmindset #change #selfcare #selfcarehacks #podcast #lifelonglearning

You’re never too old to learn something new. It all depends on whether or not you foster a growth mindset. Check out today’s episode for self-care hacks to foster growth.

Foster a Growth Mindset No Matter What Your Age!

“I think I want to add a crackle finish to the cabinets,” I told my dad.

“Crackle finish?”

“Yeah, you stress the paint and make it look like it has cracks and worn spots, but you coat it with a finish that keeps it from cracking more. I’ll send you a video. I want to come up with a finish that will blend the old upper cabinets with the new, unfinished ones for the bottom.”

After watching the video, Dad had some ideas about making the crackle with on-hand materials. He mentioned lacquer thinner or paint thinner. Tomorrow we’ll try his ideas out. We’ll learn together. He’s 81, and in my 56 years of life, he and my mom have provided prime examples of how to foster a growth mindset.

I grew up believing I could do anything because my parents always tried new things. Their most recent project? Building a shipping container, off-the-grid home in the Arizona desert—on a fixed income.

Of course, I’ve discovered some areas in my life where I’ve failed to foster a growth mindset. We all have blind spots, and it takes a little self-reflection and awareness to discover them. Listen to today’s podcast and let me know which hack you found most helpful for your journey to foster a growth mindset.

Show Notes

You can find encouragement for trying new things here and here.

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You're never too old to learn something new. It all depends on whether or not you foster a growth mindset. Check out today's episode for self-care hacks to foster growth. #growthmindset #octogenarian #adventuresnaging #goldenyears #growthmindset #change #selfcare #selfcarehacks #podcast #lifelonglearning

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4 Comments

  1. One day, I’d like to learn to play the violin – or maybe take piano lessons again – now understanding how I learn and that not only will I have more time, but I can see it as something soothing to do! No – I’m not too old!

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Anita Ojeda

Anita Ojeda juggles writing with teaching high school English and history. When she's not lurking in odd places looking for rare birds, you can find her camping with her kids, adventuring with her husband or mountain biking with her students.

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