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

Dana Covit

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

As opposed to those with a "fixed mind-set," people with a growth mind-set believes that they, and their circumstances, can change and improve with efforts. Psychologist Carol Dweck found that those with fixed mind-sets have a tougher time responding to defeat, while individuals with growth mind-sets 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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