I’ve recently begun to embrace the word “yet”. We spend a lot of time talking about this word at work, in helping students understand the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
I like this word because it helps define that space in between what is, and what is to come. Yet is a word of the process. Think about the difference the word yet makes in these sentences:
“I’m not doing it.” vs. “I’m not doing it yet.”
“I don’t have a job.” vs. “I don’t have a job yet.”
“I’m not there.” vs. “I’m not there yet.”
That tiny word transforms a sentence. It allows us to see that what is…doesn’t always have to be what is. Imagine what would happen if we infused this word into our beliefs, our minds, and our hearts. I imagine the things that we say to ourself would change. You know, something along the lines of this:
“I haven’t lost weight” changes to “I haven’t lost weight yet.”
“God hasn’t delivered me” changes to “God hasn’t delivered me yet.”
There are many areas of my life that I have treated as if they were finite, when they actually have infinite potential and possibility. My personal challenge is go back and reflect on those situations, with my “Yet” mindset.
I suppose this is just another part of the process.
Until next time…