The Effort Effect

I read a great article recently about psychologist Carol Dweck.

She pioneered research that shows people perform to their potential not because of inherent talent, but because of their attitude toward talent. The key, she found, was whether people think of ability as something inherent, or something that can be developed. Those who saw talent as something developed were able to reach their potential.

Perhaps, more importantly, she found that people can learn to adopt the belief that talent must be developed, and make dramatic strides in performance.

This concept applies universally–whether you’re a teacher, coach, parent, or simply trying to manage your own performance. If you want to excel at something, then focus on effort, enjoy challenges, focus on growth, and let the results take care of themselves.

Nothing in this blog should be considered investment, financial, tax, or legal advice. The opinions, estimates and projections contained herein are subject to change without notice. Information throughout this blog has been obtained from sources believed to be accurate and reliable, but such accuracy cannot be guaranteed.

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