Perseverance. Persistence. Plain and simple, you can’t get to 10,000 hours if you give up. Researchers have found grit is more predictive of success than IQ in a variety of challenging environments from Ivy League schools to military academies to the National Spelling Bee. And you must commit to the long term. Sounds cliche but it’s vital. “With the same amount of practice, the long-term-commitment group outperformed the short-term-commitment group by 400 percent.“More on being grittier here and here.
No, I am not a fortune teller. My name represents a personality trait that is necessary to be successful, chosen specifically to make you think of the phrase “true grit”. I cannot emphasize enough that to play the game, you have to be willing to see some deranged shit, then laugh it off, embrace the madness, and let it take you to wherever you may end up.