Do you know what a blocker is? Have you ever experienced one?
This term we are learning about how we can stop blockers.
There are five main blockers that can stop you from achieving your goals. These are anger, sadness, worry, not paying attention, and procrastination (laziness). We are learning how to stop these inside blockers and not to worry about outside blockers that we can’t control. For example, you are going to a basketball competition and you get sick. Getting sick is an outside blocker but getting angry about not getting a shot is an inside blocker. We can control our inside blockers with our attitude. There are twelve different positive and negative attitudes:
NEGATIVE ATTITUDES POSITIVE ATTITUDES
Self-downing Accepting myself
Needing to be perfect Taking risks
Needing approval Being independent
I can’t do it I can do it
Fixed mindset Growth mindset
I can’t be bothered Working tough
Giving up Giving effort
Having no goals Setting goals
Planning time poorly Time management
Not accepting everyone Accepting everyone
Acting without thinking Thinking first
Breaking rules Following rules
We should always try to have a positive attitude and teach our kids to have positive attitudes too. It’s not good to have lots and lots of blockers in our lives. They can be really bad for us and make life harder than it should be.
By Jenna, Year 5