What to Praise when you praise someone? Praising an ability, praising an effort – which one is having a positive & constructive effect?
Yes. Praising the effort.
Why? It gives more positive feeling to achieve.. So, whenever you see an outcome (i.e. ability) identify the effort behind that (i.e. preparation for that) & praise the effort. If you praise ability, then it creates fear of failure & doesn’t produce motivation.