Your attitude may help more than your IQ, and intelligence is not the most important factor in achieving success.
People can be divided into two categories; those with a “fixed mindset,” and those with a “growth mindset.”
“With a fixed mindset, you believe you are who are and you cannot change. People with a growth mindset believe that they can improve with effort. They outperform those with a fixed mindset, even when they have a lower IQ, because they embrace challenges, treating them as opportunities to learn something new.” - Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0.
By seeing obstacles as learning opportunities, we can let go of our “fixed mindsets” and learn to embrace growth.