Rising to the challenge has very little to do with skill or innate ability; rather it's tied to passion and perseverance.
In her best-selling book, GRIT, Angela Duckworth, reveals how natural born talent is not the key to success, as so many people assume that it is.
What lies beneath the surface of success is hard work and staying power. The leadership book lays out many examples where the most talented people quit when the going gets tough. However, the persistent, dogged champions who refuse to give up, will survive and thrive in today's business environment.
Chapter after chapter, GRIT, lays out research that proves that IQ, skill, and SAT scores aren't correlated with success. Talent is not destiny- perseverance is.
Thus, a potential is one thing, but what we do with it is a much better predictor of success.
Duckworth's research suggest work ethic is more important than talent and aptitude tests can get a lot of things wrong. Further, most people judge natural ability as critical to success, giving talent too much credit.
Leveling the playing field, if you are willing to work hard, success is yours.
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