It’s surprisingly easy to enter survival mode and completely lose sight of what’s important in life. Busy schedules, high pressure and regular routines mean that we can very easily go into autopilot and not even notice.
As an independent and self-confessed achievement addict, I’d rather stick pins in my eyes than compromise my work or risk disappointing someone.
Some believe that intelligence is a fixed characteristic which we can’t grow or develop. However, recent research into ‘growth mindset’ suggests that academic performance and intelligence can be learned.