focusHoping we have the ability to improve and reach our goals is important, but believing you can get the ability is so much more important. Many of us believe that our intelligence, our personality, and our physical aptitudes are fixed – that no matter what we do, we won’t improve. As a result, we focus on goals that are all about proving ourselves, rather than developing and acquiring new skills. Fortunately, decades of research suggest that the belief in fixed ability is completely wrong – abilities of all kinds are profoundly malleable. Embracing the fact that you can change¬†will allow you to make better choices and reach your fullest potential. Amongst many things we can set goals about is getting better at important aspects of our lives, taking difficulty in our stride and appreciating the journey as much as the destination.