It seems the natural thing to do.
When our team members (or children) succeed, we praise their ability. 'That's great. You're obviously very good at problem-solving', or,'Well done, you're very good with clients'.
What's wrong with praising their ability?
A friend is going through a terrible time. Serious career, financial and family health issues have come together all at once.
She sent me an email recently that showed that she knew exactly what to do, but on that day none of it seemed relevant and she was feeling very low. Now, she feels she has her resilience back - and new insights.