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Focus on the effort, not the result

“The grateful heart is a manifestation of one’s true self. Nothing sidelines the ego more effectively than a grateful heart.” - Albert Nolan

David Luescher
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An idea for you to consider

What is the difference between a person with a fixed mindset and a person with a growth mindset?

I would argue that the biggest difference is how they deal with setbacks.

A person with a fixed mindset will often times feel discouraged in the face of obstacles and setbacks.

They believe that their talents are unchangeable.

A person with a growth mindset will persist in the face of obstacles and try to learn from setbacks.

They believe that their personality, character and intelligence can evolve.

Do you want to improve your ability to deal with setbacks?

Adopt a growth mindset.

Good news is that according to science, you can change your mindset from fixed to growth.

Kit, a guy I met in Foz do Iguaçu earlier this year, put it elegantly: "Do you want to cultivate a growth mindset? Focus on the effort, not the results."

(For detailed strategies on how to develop a growth mindset read the book Mindset by Carol S. Dweck)


A quote for you to ponder

“The grateful heart is a manifestation of one’s true self. Nothing sidelines the ego more effectively than a grateful heart.” - Albert Nolan

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