Does hard work amount to success?
Angela Duckworth found that there’s more to success than simply putting in the hours and effort. A singular goal and continuous drive towards that goal (“grit”) are what really matter, even more so than perhaps talent or intelligence. It is the struggles toward that goal, and getting up no matter how many times that you may fall, that will lead to outstanding achievement. Lucky for all of us, grit is something that can be learned, and even taught to your children. You’ve got the skills and work hard, but do you have the grit?