4.3 What do I need to do to succeed?
High motivation and positive self-beliefs are necessary but insufficient conditions for succeeding in educational environments.  A bridge must link cognitive/academic abilities and motivation with actual behavior. The primary link is the presence of self-regulated learning strategies (e.g., study skills, cognitive and learning strategies, engagement, adaptive help-seeking) that allow individuals to manage efforts to accomplish their goal.  Self-regulated learning behaviors can also be considered to be associated with the neuropsychological construct of executive functions.