1% Inspiration vs 99% Perspiration ratio to achieve a goal

Thinking about Thinking

⭐Blood, Sweat & Tears? Try Metacognition: Thinking about Thinking⭐

While others diligently follow the same convoluted path, people with the strategic mindset are constantly looking for a more efficient route forwards.

We need to be on the constant lookout for ways to improve. Genius may be one percent inspiration and 99% perspiration, but with some strategic thinking, we can save ourselves a lot of blood, sweat and tears.

Simply rate the following statements on a scale of 1 (never) to 5 (all the time):

    • When you are stuck on something, how often do you ask yourself: “What are things I can do to help myself?”
    • Whenever you feel like you are not making progress, how often do you ask yourself: “Is there a better way of doing this?”
    • Whenever you feel frustrated with something, how often do you ask yourself: “How can I do this better?”
    • In moments when you feel challenged, how often do you ask yourself: “What are things I can do to make myself better at this?”
    • When you are struggling with something, how often do you ask yourself: “What can I do to help myself?”
    • Whenever something feels difficult, how often do you ask yourself: “What can I do to get better at this?”

The higher you score, the more likely you are to have a strategic mindset.

This is an extract from the following BBC article, see the full version here:

https://www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200722-the-mindset-you-need-to-succeed-at-every-goal

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