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Strategic Mindset

Strategic Mindset

According to a 2020 study published in Proceedings of the National Academic of Sciences , one attribute specifically predicts how effective you will be at pursuing your goals : possessing a strategic mindset.


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Why Is A Strategic Mindset Important

Why Is A Strategic Mindset Important

As the researchers write:

[Success] requires less routine deployment of well-learned skills and more "thinking through" and "figuring out" of challenging new problems. Indeed, the pursuit of any challenging goal often involves actively analyzing tasks and then planning, self-monitoring, and revising strategies.

Such strategic behaviors are typically referred to as "metacognitive strategies," because they require taking a perspective on oneself and one's tactics.

Or in simple terms, constantly revising and adapting and refining your approach to achieving a goal.


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How To Develop A Strategic Mindset

How To Develop A Strategic Mindset

The key is to regularly ask yourself 6 basic questions -- all focused on your emotions -- as you pursue a goal:

1. Are you struggling more than you should? Ask yourself, "What are things I can do to help myself?"

2. Feel like you've hit a plateau? "Is there a better way of doing this?"

3. Feel frustrated with how difficult progress seems? "How can I do this better?"

4. Feel challenged? "What are things I can do to make myself better at this?"

5. Feel intimidated? "What can I do to help myself?"

6. Feel like it's always going to be too hard? Ask yourself, "What can I do to get better at this?"


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