When It Comes to Success, It's All About Attitude

Dana Covit

Intelligence is a key to success, that's a certain fact. But, it turns out it isn't the most important or most correlative thing about a person when predicting success in life. More than IQ, it's actually a person's attitude that is a better indicator of success. And it's a so-called "growth mindset" that we should all hope we have.

As opposed to those with a "fixed mindset," someone with a growth mindset believes that they, and their circumstances, can change and improve with effort. Psychologist Carol Dweck found that those with fixed mindsets have a tougher time responding to defeat, while individuals with growth mindsets tend to label a failure as just another experience and an opportunity to learn. Read on for some tactics you can practice to develop a more growth oriented outlook.

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