We want our referees to want to improve their performance, which requires them to have a mindset that desires self-improvement and will allow for the intrinsic motivation to achieve growth.
Having a growth mindset, one that believes they can change, is important when encountering the inevitable bumps in their journey. It means we believe we can adapt and overcome the challenge ahead, for example, I can get faster by doing some running training. Growth mindset and optimism together creates a cycle of hitting a road bump, identifying the cause, changing to overcome, persevering past bump, enjoying the feeling of being a little stronger and seeking the next challenge.
“Whatever makes you uncomfortable is your biggest opportunity for growth” – Bryant McGill