The “self-image” sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. It defines what you can and cannot do. Expand the self-image and you expand the “area of the possible.”
To the researcher’s surprise, the students who received an encouraging message from the professor actually did worse on the next exam than those who received a neutral message!
How long does it take to become a master of your craft?
Build your skill set that is scarce in the world, but of high value. Do what others can’t or do not want to do. Mental strength and ability to think clearly and make good decisions when stakes are high is one of them.
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.”
Did you decide to marry someone with a thought in the back of your mind “I can divorce if it does not work”? Did you decide to start...