It pleases me and speaks to the American Dream… intelligence doesn’t make or break the bank. Probably, like in those economics riches-vs-happiness studies, we need a base intelligence. The rest is not in our smarts or attitudes–its in our GRIT.
Business Insider followed up with a great article on Angela Duckworth’s Ted Talk
What I do know is that talent doesn’t make you gritty,” Duckworth said in her TED talk. “Our data show very clearly that there are many talented individuals who simply do not follow through on their commitments. In fact, in our data, grit is usually unrelated or even inversely related to measures of talent. Read more: Business Insider, Grit is more important than IQ
They say attitude is everything. Sometimes my middle-daughter’s attitude SUCKS, but she’s always willing to grit it out.
Click Here to watch Angela Lee Duckworth’s Ted Talk