Inspirational Coach, Desiree Aragon Nielson Talks About The Growth Mindset Established By Using ‘Not Yet’

Inspiring Business Consultant and Spiritual Coach, Desiree Aragon Nielson emphasizes the potential for learning and growth throughout life through the use of two small yet powerful words.

Sacramento, California – April 2, 2018 – Desiree Aragon Nielson, Inspirational Business Consultant, Coach and co-author of the best-selling book, Ready, Set, Go!, recently posted a new article on her website entitled, “‘Not Yet’ Are Two Hope Filled Words That Generate A Learning Mindset,” in which Ms. Nielson shares insight gleaned from Psychologist Carol Dweck.

Desiree NielsonNielson writes, “In our culture, education is more focused on getting answers right on tests that we seem to have forgotten what learning really is.” She elaborates, “Learning is ongoing. There really is no endpoint to our ability to learn.” “This is brought to light,” Nielson says, “by Psychologist, Carol Dweck in which she discusses the power of a grading system that includes the two words,‘not yet’ which she explains leads to a learning or growth mindset.”

As Nielson points out, “Dweck did a Ted Talk on her research of the power of ‘yet.’ She discovered that when children were given a grade of ‘not yet’ those kids’ minds were opened to further studying and learning. When children were given letter grades, they become stuck in thinking they could not learn, that they were somehow incapable of ever learning.” She adds, “You might want to take a look at Dweck’s TedTalk.”

According to Nielson, “Dweck’s concept is based on the premise that we are all on a learning journey, and that just because you haven’t accomplished a task yet, does not mean that you cannot or should not try and certainly that you should not give up.” She continues adding, “ Your “yet” is coming, your “yet” is not yet here. It’s a type of hope that is instilled in us to not give up. It is particularly powerful when used with children.”

“This concept, while important to teach to children,” Nielson writes, “is just as relevant and impactful for adults who have lived lives of quiet desperation because of having learned as children that they ‘weren’t good’ at something and believed that story.” She continues adding, “Had they been told they weren’t good at something ‘yet’ these adults might be living very different lives. There is a lack of finality in the words ‘not yet.’ Fact is, life is a journey, not a destination.”


About Desiree Aragon Nielson:

Desiree Aragon Nielson serves as an inspirational business consultant and coach, based out of beautiful Northern California. She helps inspirational people tap into their greatness and see things in a remarkably positive light.

Desiree is passionate about making our lives more joyful. She has an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances, which allow her to quickly show inspirational people fast changes they can make to manifest bliss in their lives. It has always been easy for Desiree to lift up others so they can fully see and maximize their potential. In individual, group and large event settings, Desiree has been a featured speaker at retreats and workshops for audiences in Asia, Canada, Costa Rica, and throughout the United States.

Given the public nature of the work completed by inspirational people, Desiree knows they are expected to be “on” all the time. Artists, authors, and visionary business executives are always being watched. And, they are frequently faced with the challenge of living authentically while sustaining their powerful influence. Desiree partners with these inspired people to process complex situations and newly emerging opportunities.

People are attracted to Desiree’s strong ability to synthesize qualitative ideas while easily connecting with their ultimate intention. And, Desiree is attracted to inspirational people who desire to use their innate gifts to have a positive impact on our world. These factors make it Desiree’s personal mission to provide inspirational people with uplifting dialogue so they can think and grow out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary.

Desiree has been certified to train and facilitate top rated leadership programs, deliver difficult messages, and influence with power of persuasion. She is also a Certified Spiritual Life Coach and Angel Therapy Practitioner. Desiree is a member of the Women’s Speakers Association (WSA), the National Association of Experts, Writers and Speakers® and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO).