Praising children’s innate abilities...can...prevent young athletes or people in the workforce and even marriages from living up to their potential. On the other hand..., teaching people to have a “growth mind-set,” which encourages a focus on effort rather than on intelligence or talent, helps make them into high achievers in school and in life.
But..., but..., what about "self esteem"?
Read it here.
Of course, if hard work doesn't appeal, there's this from the Telegraph:
Lots of sex, dark chocolate and the Scandinavian routine of cold meat for breakfast are the best ways to boost brain power, a new book claims.Read the whole thing here.