Great article by Jocelyn K. Glei on what it takes to be successful. Citing studies by Harvard researcher Angela Lee Duckworth, grit – not talent, self-discipline or IQ-intelligence is the primary predictor of success. Grit is defined as “the perseverance and passion for a long-term goal.” Here is Duckworth’s TEDx presentation.
Duckworth explains the 10 year rule. It takes at least 10 years in a field to see real success.
This correlates with my previous post.