SHOOT: Very true. Which is exactly why one should try to live your passion. If you do chances are you'll stick to it for the love of it [rather than the heck of it]. And build up a portfolio or a repertoire or a track record or whatever it is people will refer to in order to know you as a master of your craft.
Okay, so you weren’t the brightest bulb in school. Perhaps, you spent more time partying then you did in the library? Well, good news! A new study pioneered in part by a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, Angela Duckworth, says one trait is a better predictor of success than intelligence.
So, what could possibly be more important than genius? Well, this trait also begins with a “g” but it represents resilience, stamina, persistence, determination, perseverance and conscientiousness.
“Grit is very much about the big picture,” …“It’s about picking a specific goal off in the distant future and not swerving from it.”