5 mental skills that help predict success — observations #22

I won’t recommend The Signal and the Noise to everyone, but here is a list of five intellectual and psychological skills that Nate Silver identified as predictors of major league baseball success. I think they are relevant to a wider audience.

1. Preparedness and Work Ethic

2. Concentration and Focus

3. Competitiveness and Self-Confidence

4. Stress Management and Humility

5. Adaptiveness and Learning Ability

Life is a journey. And these are observations from ours.


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