While studying Japanese classrooms, UCLA psychologist Jim Stigler observed that the teachers intentionally designed tasks and curriculum to be slightly beyond the capabilities of their students. Once the students master the task, they point out that the task was accomplished by hard work and struggle. Instead of attributing performance to inherent intelligence, Japanese teachers attributed it to hard work and persistence. As a result, students come out of the classroom with a resilient mindset believing that they should struggle and that learning should be hard. The struggle is real and subsequently, good for you.