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6. Nurture Traits Linked to High Potential

6. Nurture Traits Linked to High Potential

If you are trying to learn how to be successful in life, consider what you can do to nurture these key traits:

  1. Conscientiousness. They consider the effects of their actions.
  2. Accepting of Ambiguity. People with a great deal of potential for success are better able to accept this ambiguity.
  3. Capable of Adjustment.
  4. Courageous. The world's most successful people often exemplify great courage.
  5. Curiosity. People who are successful tend to be curious about the world around them.
  6. Competitiveness. Successful people are able to utilize competition to motivate, but avoid falling prey to jealousy.

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Research by psychologist Carol Dweck suggests that there are two basic mindsets that influence how people think about themselves and their abilities: the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.

Mental toughness refers to the resilience to carry on and continue trying even in the face of obstacles. People who possess this mental strength see challenges as opportunities.

Emotional intelligence refers to the ability to understand, utilize, and reason with emotions.

What can you do to boost your sense of intrinsic motivation?

Strategies you can use to improve your willpower include:

  • Believe that your efforts matter. Rather than thinking their abilities are fixed or stuck, people who have a growth mindset believe that effort and hard work can lead to meaningful growth.
  • Learn new skills. When faced with a challenge, they look for ...

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