Coupled with your 'locus of control' and self-efficacy is another evidence-based concept pivotal to personal development, growth and success. This is the concept of a growth mindset over a fixed mindset.
Science is continuing to mount more and more evidence showing that much within our personality, skills and intellect is not only malleable but within our ability to grow far beyond what once was thought. No longer are these assets to our success thought of as fixed from a very young age if not birth.
Furthermore, in a growth mindset, we remind ourselves that effort trumps giftedness. And capitoalizing on giftedness with more deliberate effort will propel you further than you could have ever imagined for yourself.