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There is a famous saying that translates: "One jumps into the fray and then figures it out."
Usually, some version of this strategy is that people don't take ...
The passion-driven mindset can be contrasted with an alternative: a poise-like discipline and a sense of purpose.
The key is to know what you're actually working to...
Few people take the time to find out what is possible or have the courage to probe themselves. It's unpleasant, and they'd instead figure it out as they go.
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Late bloomers don't realize they're good at something until they're about fifty. It's not that they start late; It's that they simply aren't much good until late in their careers.
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Prodigies like Picasso, who created a masterpiece at age twenty, tend to be "conceptual" in the sense that they start with a clear idea of where they want to go, and then accomplish it. Picasso once said that he could hardly understand the importance given to the word 'research.'
But late bloomers tend to work the other way around. Their goals are imprecise and their procedure experimental. They build their skills gradually throughout their careers, improving slowly over long periods.
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The Goal Gradient hypothesis states that we push harder or are motivated to exert more by the fact that the goal is almost within reach.
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Marketers use this to nudge us towards buying a certain product or service, providing us with a goal that is almost within our grasp.
Example: When enrolled in a buy ten get one free coffee program, the person who has just one coffee to complete ten, is motivated to buy it as the free coffee is now imminent.
Studies show that if a person is offered a bonus reward or push, he or she is more likely to complete the goal as he has been provided with a further incentive and help to reach a stage where his reward is within his sights.
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Many people try to help a loved one make significant life changes but fail. They may try to help a spouse quit smoking or get a roommate out of an abusive relationship. They may feel that if they d...
Enabling may accidentally happen when you are trying to help, but after an extended period, you realise that you are really helping.
It might be okay if it happened once, but if these "rescues" happen repeatedly, they don't get to learn from the cause-and-effect pattern of their behaviors.
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