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Passion seems to be essential for success and happiness.
Psychologists have devised tools that can measure passion to some extent. Questions were chosen that carefully differentiate passion from other experiences. Not surprisingly, people who score higher on the passion scale tend to be more committed and less likely to change jobs.
These mindsets determine how we face challenges: We either give up when we are faced with difficulties or we persevere knowing that we will improve over time.
People with a fixed mindset:
Those with a growth mindset:
We should move beyond the idea of "finding your passion." There is no secret, perfect job you just need to discover. If you don't like something at first, it can take time for things to develop. To ignite your passion:
With the right mindset, a little bit of interest can grow into a passion.
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It includes the ideas we have about ourselves and the world around us.
These beliefs come from our innate dispositions, childhood experience and/or cultural/societal influence and are often entrenched.
If you believe you can’t learn new skills or change the way you work, look at the evidence that supports both your negative and positive beliefs.
This may not necessarily lead to a modification of those beliefs, but is an important start. You can use belief monitoring to keep track of your thinking.
Steve Jobs's intro sentences were so great because they clearly outlined what the product did while creating intrigue.
Rather than rambling on, he used them to perfectly convey his message as compactly as possible.
Examples of one sentence summaries of the product he was presenting: "Mac Book Air: the world's thinnest notebook", and "iPod: One thousand songs in your pocket."
Whether you're networking or presenting, it's important to realize that it should never be a one-sided conversation.
Your audience is in the room for a particular reason. It's critical to understand why they're listening to you so you can tune your presentation in a manner that makes them more receptive listeners,