"Your brain is like a supercomputer, and your self-talk is the program that it follows."-Jim Kwik
That is to say that when you speak the words, "I'm not very good at math," or, "I'm just not a good test taker," you are telling your brain who you are, and it does whatever it can to protect your identity. I would say, in this case, it is ok to commit identity theft. Get a new identity that recognized possibilities. Change what you tell yourself, and in return, you will change who you are. If you struggle with a skill, just identify it as a short term struggle, and that you will soon be good at it. Sure enough, you will learn to overcome your self-limiting belief, and will be a better math student, or test taker, or whatever you are currently struggling with. If you fight for your limitations, you will get to keep them. -Jim Kwik
FIGHT for changing behavior and self improvement. Tell yourself that you are a work in progress, and that you are capable of great things, because YOU ARE!! Like it has been said many times, you ARE who you believe you are. Tell yourself how powerful you are, and get to work developing the awesome YOU that we know you are!!
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Dan and Amy Allen are Educators and Advocates for Students.