Ok, you know I heartily believe that your world view and your attitude affect your life BUT guess who the above “What You Believe Affects What You Achieve” quote is from?
None other than the self-confessed Super Nerd, left brain, logic rules engineer, practical, computer man Bill Gates. Try https://www.gatesnotes.com/Books/Mindset-The-New-Psychology-of-Success if you don’t believe me!
“Our genes influence our intelligence and talents, but these qualities are not fixed at birth. If you mistakenly believe that your capabilities derive from DNA and destiny, rather than practice and perseverance, then you operate with what Dweck calls a “fixed mindset” rather than a “growth mindset.” Our parents and teachers exert a big influence on which mindset we adopt—and that mindset, in turn, has a profound impact on how we learn and which paths we take in life…” – Bill Gates
“(T)he fixed mindset is a huge psychological roadblock…In contrast, people with the growth mindset believe that basic qualities, including intelligence, can be strengthened like muscles… ‘they believe a person’s true potential is unknown (and unknowable); that it’s impossible to foresee what can be accomplished with years of passion, toil, and training (Dweck ).’ As a result, they have every incentive to take on tough challenges and seek out opportunities to improve.” – Bill Gates
“For no matter what your ability is effort is what ignites that ability and turns it into accomplishment.” – Carol Dweck, Mindset
“The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.” – Roger Bannister, b. 1929, first man to break 4 minute mile barrier
“Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.” – Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1883-1955, Spanish liberal philosopher, and essayist
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier