7 Personal mindset skills that drive achievement
- Needs minimal supervision to complete tasks.
- Attempts to complete tasks independently before asking for help.
- Follows rules/directions as required by the task/situation.
- Maintains focus on tasks despite internal (e.g., emotional) and/or external distractions.
- Avoids actions that have produced undesirable consequences or results in the past.
- Strives to overcome barriers/set-backs, seeking assistance when needed.
- Adapts approach in response to new conditions or others’ actions
Humans are intuitively curious and motivated to take action to pursue their interests and ideas. As people develop and their interests change, their motivations may also ebb and flow. Through interactions with others and their own decisions, people gain confidence in themselves as capable actors in the world. As they continue to challenge themselves, people learn to cope with disappointment, to rebound from failure, to set themselves up for success and to persevere despite setbacks or difficulty. Their belief in themselves as learners enables them to take initiative in their own learning process.
Terms often used represent these skills: