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What predicts achievement better than intelligence, grades or personality? - Barking up the wrong tree


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Picture laces up the answer for us.

What does hope mean in this context? I thought that fantasizing about future success was detrimental...

The bigger point is that believing in yourself is good and is not mutually exclusive with applying effort to your goals. Fantasizing is often what people do *instead* of trying to achieve.

I'll never forget what The Architect said in The Matrix Reloaded:

Hope… it is the quintessential human delusion - simultaneously the source of your greatest strength, and your greatest weakness.

Watch the whole scene:

I enjoyed that movie.

Be careful. Hope is dangerous.

Yes, hope can be dangerous:

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