The difference between high and low performers is not the level of intelligence, IQ scores, health, background, or income level.
According to Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED talk, the key difference is grit.
Grit is the ability to stick it out. To have the resolve and solid work ethic. And to work hard for long periods of time. Think in terms of years rather than hours.
Her study found that “grittier” kids were able to graduate high school at a higher rate, get better jobs, and complete their tasks more consistently.
Grit also means you follow through on your commitments, regardless of whether you think you’ll do a good job or not.
One of the keys is to have a “growth mindset.”
You can persevere through failure when you believe that you are not a static being.
The ability to learn is not fixed.
You must continually learn, adapt, and grow.