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Attitude or IQ – which do you think is more important to your career? Many people may assume that the answer is IQ. However, Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck found that your attitude is actually a better predictor of success. Dweck refers to the core attitude that people possess as your mindset, which is the title of her bestseller book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.
Dweck studied the core attitudes of people and found that they fall
Your overall mindset is said to develop at a young age, however, Dweck states that we are all a mixture of fixed and growth mindsets at some level. You could have a predominant growth mindset, but
- Don’t give up – When faced with failure or rejection, learn from the experience and get right back to it.
- Pursue your passions – What you lack in talent, you can make up for in passion and your persistent pursuit of it.
- Take action – Overcome your fear of failure by staying positive and moving forward.
- Give it your all – Don’t set limits on yourself and always go the extra mile.
- Expect results – Believe in yourself and stay motivated even in challenging times.
- Be flexible – Understand that adversity can help you grow and adapt your plan as needed.
- Don’t complain – Always look for the opportunity in a situation and stay positive.
“Once you start to change your mindset, you will immediately start to change your behavior. Play the role of a person who you want to become.” (John Maxwell)
Start today to work on your growth mindset and an attitude that can lead you to success. For more information, read Why Attitude Is More Important Than IQ by Travis Bradberry.