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recognizing effort over intelligence

Recognizing Effort Over Intelligence

The Powerful Paragraph

Research routinely shows that recognizing effort over intelligence boosts motivation. This is because praising someone’s intelligence can lead to a hyper-fixation on the final outcome rather than the learning that takes place in the process. People who are praised for their effort, however, tend to be more persistent and believe that intelligence can be improved. When it comes to feedback, recognizing someone for the effort they put into the task is more likely to result in positive outcomes.

The Powerful Question to Ponder

How can you recognize yourself for the effort you’ve put into a recent goal?

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About Powerful Paragraphs

Designed to mimic coaching questions.

  • Four or five sentences to give a little context and an open-ended question.
  • Start your day with a little boost of inspiration and insight.

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