The 7 Mindsets are based on a three-year meta-analysis study that asked a single question: What allows an individual to attain happiness in life?
From the research, including the study of more than one thousand books and preeminent research studies, and interviews with 400 individuals from all walks of life, 28 specific patterns emerged of characteristics that most predicated happiness.
Among others, the primary characteristics included optimism, creativity, passion, purpose, open-mindedness, relationships, service to others, and gratitude.
Following the study and essential to the company’s success was the ability to make the programs relevant and teachable. The team understood the need to create a common language and lexicon that was engaging and accessible to young people across all grade levels. The 7 Mindsets and corresponding 28 Learning Objectives became the common language around which its SEL curriculum was developed.