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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?

About powerful paragraph

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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Graduate Stories: Kimberly Zimmerman Rand

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March 11, 2024

Kimberly Zimmerman Rand is passionate about people living their best lives through household finance. As a consultant, trainer, coach, and Principal at Dragonfly Financial Solutions LLC, she engages her talents to help others deepen their knowledge, develop their skills, and become more confident in their relationship with money. For over 25 years Kimberly has been providing services to professionals and consumers on both live and online platforms. Her superpower is bringing clarity to complex personal finance topics and inspiring people to do great things. Kimberly is an Accredited Financial Counselor® and Professional Certified Essential Life Coach from Coach Training EDU. She is also a Credit as an Asset Master Trainer and a HUD Certified Housing Counselor. Kimberly holds a Master of Social Work in Social and Economic Development and Nonprofit Management from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Colby College.

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