We get taught that hard work leads to results. So, when there’s need for improvement our primal instinct combines with our memory of hard work leading closer to results, to create an angry, impatient approach. It doesn’t work.
Diligence, commitment, constancy, failure, rebound, recovery, sticking at it. These words more represent the mindset of the winner.
The person at the top of the mountain focussed on solutions, not problems.