The National Digest

Here’s What You Need to Rise to the Top

Passion, grit, the right mindset and support from others are what’s needed to rank among the best in a given field. That’s the only way you’ll be able to keep yourself motivated and endure all the practice that’s required.

“It seems that certain factors need to be present to become an expert within a given field,” says Professor Hermundur Sigmundsson at NTNU’s Department of Psychology.

The journal New Ideas in Psychology has just published an article that presents a theoretical model and a new scale that assesses passion in relation to a skill.

“A key concept in this context is to find an area that you’re interested in. That’s how we can light the spark,” says Sigmundsson.

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