Grit is living life like it's a marathon, not a sprint. [Angela Lee Duckworth]
Psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth explains in this great TED talk that neither IQ, EQ, good looks nor talent are cause to success, but grit. The keys to success for individuals, teams and a business are therefore: perseverance, hard work and a drive to improve.
There are many talented individuals who simply do not follow through on their commitments. In fact, in our data, grit is usually unrelated or even inversely related to measures of talent. [Angela Lee Duckworth]