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Kristen Goulet

on 24 March 2014

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Transcript of GRIT PIE


Name the Adversity
What is the problem?
Slice that pie!
Each slice represents a cause for the problem. If we can look at a problem realistically with many causes, it is more likely to have an optimistic outcome!
Slice # 2
I stink at math, I will never get good grades in that subject!
Slice #1
The teacher doesn't like me!
A grit pie is like any other pie, it can be divided into slices!
Because of someone else thought...

Because of me thought...
Permanent Thought
Slice # 3
I did not work as hard on my homework this quarter
Because of me thought...
Temporary Thought
Permanent Thought
Slice #4
I was distracted by my friends
Because of someone else and because of me thought...
Temporary Thought
I did not do well in math on my report card.
Slice #5
I did not ask for help when I was confused with some math problems
Because of me thought...
Temporary Thought
Slice #6
I have a lousy attitude about math
Because of me thought...
Temporary Thought
When something bad happens, you can "catch" your beliefs or internal dialogue to predict the consequences.

Now move forward to the exciting part: plan for an optimistic outcome, you have the power to change your path!

The Optimistic Child
by Martin Seligman
Easy as Pie!
In this process, it is important to identify the temporary thoughts (behaviors and attitudes can change) and the permanent thoughts (behaviors or attitudes that will not change).
What causes are our own fault and what causes are contributed by others? If we can focus on the "because of me" and "temporary thoughts", there is a good chance we can make a positive change to make a situation more optimistic for ourselves!
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