Friday, December 31, 2010

Hey, Lama, hey, how about a little something, you know, for the effort, you know?

A little something provocative for those pondering New Year's resolutions:
"Effort is the single most overrated trait in producing success. People rank it as the best predictor of success when in reality it is one of the least significant factors. Effort, by itself, is a terrible predictor of outcomes because inefficient effort is a tremendous source of discouragement, leaving people to conclude that they can never succeed since even expending maximum effort has not produced results."

-M. Scherneck (1998) "The Relationship Between Self-Esteem and Academic Performance," PhD dissertation, State University of New York at Albany

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At 31 December, 2010 11:25, Blogger Rev. said...

What you really need is just to believe in yourself.

At 31 December, 2010 12:04, Blogger GUNNY said...

Rev decided long ago never to walk in anyone's shadow. If he fails, if he succeeds, they can't take away his dignity. Because the greatest love of all is inside him.

It also helps if you can convince yourself that "nobody picked us" and "everyone was against us" and "everybody expected us to lose."


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