The premise of competency based education and of the Successful Learner Trait Framework, is that success is a product of HOW an individual applies themself.  Whether students in classrooms or adults in life, HOW we apply ourselves to challenges, setbacks, and circumstances is actually what determines our success. Content knowledge is useful, how we apply what we know is critical. Once we recognize and embrace this, we are compelled and energized to think differently about what needs to be prioritize each day with our students.