Do you see yourself as a dynamic self-starter, or is it hard for you to get going on a project without somebody else pushing you? How you view yourself can have a surprising impact on your success.

Do you think you have the power to change your own world? How much of your life would you say was the result of luck? Your response to questions such as these can affect your ability to achieve your goals.

The locus of control

In 1954, American psychologist Julian Rotter originated a now-famous theory known as the “locus of control.” In Rotter’s own words, this is the degree to which people expect that “an outcome of their behavior is contingent ...

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