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The myth of the Crisis

Several years ago, when the monetary crisis struck Indonesia,
Carol Dweck collect approximately 400 teenagers and give them a simple puzzle.

They were given two sentences, each consisting of six words.
This one reads like this: "You must be smart at this." (You have to be smart on this issue).
The other: "You must have worked really hard." (You must work very hard).
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Sentences are given to know the different attitudes of what each person believed or had.
Having given two types of puzzles before, known to most teens choose the first sentence.
The children of this group consists of people who really emphasizes the importance of intelligence (intelligence) so that the word "smart" is
very important to them.

As for the second consisted of children who believe in the word "hard work".
"They are generally doing something not for success," says Dweck.
However, he says, it was because they wanted to explore the exciting challenges.
Success is a matter of the past, not the beginning.
To them all given bids to select one type of matter from the two options.
The first option, the questions are easy, the second, the questions difficult.
You know what happened?

Recognizing the Crisis: Sleep!

Children who claim to be "smart" and happy to call themselves "smart worker" or forward the intelligence was not willing to take difficult questions.
They want to succeed and for them, people should be smart and choose the easy pass.

Two thirds of respondents are noted psychologist Dweck smart pick an easy matter.
Dweck says, "They're afraid of losing smart labels attached to them by avoiding the challenge.

"Apparently got smart and powerful label invites a heavy psychological burden and this may make people
shy away from the challenges of a difficult nature.
Conversely, people who are not burdened by the label of" smart "walk more lightly.
As many as 90 percent of them actually choose a difficult matter.

Bodohkah them? "No," says Dweck.
But they are not interested to be considered a success or a hurry to show results, what are considered "rich".
The word successful, wealthy, and smart less tasty.
Not elegant when compared with the word "effort", "hard work", and "challenge".

Those who are smart are generally afraid of failure, fear of trying something new, and circumstances change
so easily anxious or threatened by the word "crisis".
Conversely, those who do not feel smart and is always oriented to the hard work of actually enjoying the atmosphere of crisis and not lose confidence.

Good reader, these days the words rang loud crisis among business people and CEOs
merambahnya following the financial crisis to some European countries.

From earlier studies it is clear Dweck, we always will find two types of CEOs.
That one scared and easily lose their confidence, while the other one EGP (emangnya I pikirin) and tend to the East Javanese word as "somewhat bonek".

You want to know the results of follow-up study conducted Dweck?
To both groups of respondents were Dweck and gives about the same as the first group had done, which is no easy matter.
The group that was smart was it to score 20 percent lower than the original work.

In the language of management, I conclude, their productivity actually declined after
the storm passed though because not more difficult.
On the other hand, the workhorse it has increased performance by 30 percent. Difficulties and failures have made
their eyes open and they are full of hormones.

"Children who laud the intelligence and feel smart hinder their motivation to go ahead and poison the performance in the future.
" That is why in times like this,
CEOs need to transform themselves from feeling smart to work hard.

Attitude is everything. The crisis is not occurring evenly, it's hard not be experienced equally by everyone.
Similarly, the opposite when you read the good news as increases in investment grade rating Indonesia.
Those who feel lucky they are not smart, but they are willing to explore new opportunities in the future.

So I agree with the late Peter Drucker who said, the best way to know about the state of the future is to explore the future itself with full seriousness.
Did not matter that determines the outcome already exists? But what and how you do it makes it so different results.

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