To Expect or to Wonder?

This blog is written with a first person narrator: While writing, I noticed that the tone improved when I kept it to myself. I suppose and hope that makes it easier to recognize. Expectations I have become aware how much I’ve always struggled with expectations: Other people’s expectations and my own. The struggle starts when the expectation has not been … ….. read on

Mindset; phrase compliments carefully

How does it feel when people tell you how fortunate you are with your uncommonly high intelligence and your ease in accomplishing anything? Do you take your own mistakes very seriously? Do you think your own intelligence is more or less immutable, or do you think it can be changed by focused effort? Carol Dweck has been studying for more … ….. read on

Performance or Mastery

Although having an unusual drive is part of the profile of XIPs, this drive should be underlain with motivation of some kind. In fact, if an XIP is not motivated to do something, the innate drive turns against him/her and results in a depressing feeling of inadequacy and meaninglessness. According to educational, as well as management theories, motivation can be … ….. read on