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75. Belief in Improvement - Behavioral Implications, QBIO #18

Dissecting a bit the motivational cliché of "believing in yourself" and that you can improve.

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Season 2, episode 75
8 min / Published

A critical element 🚣‍♂️ for any process of learning or improvement: BELIEF.

 

 To believe that oneself is capable of improving is often considered as the pivotal aspect that must accompany a person so that that improvement occurs.  

 

 We all also know that this is too broad of a matter, and that it often sounds as a motivational cliché. Like: “believe in yourself! You are capable of anything” type of statements.

 

 Either way, from this episode, I want to show a power within ‘believing on improvement’ (two key words!). Alongside that, I wanted to draw on some behavioral implications this aspect has on one’s efforts and training.

 

 As a quote from Terry Orlick says: “As your beliefs about limits change, the limits change”. How’s been yours?

 

 PS: Cristiano Ronaldo just broke another record: all-time best scorer for National teams - 111goals. And many people (including himself often mentioning) attribute this astronomical success to believing one can do it and cultivating a desire to improve and get closer to those big goals.

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