IQ vs Grit

For the longest time, it was believed that IQ was the all-important metric that determined overall success.

Now we know better.

Grit, more than anything, is the determining metric in which we can predict success.  It's the coupling of passion, motivation, and perseverance.  The good thing is, we can cultivate grit.  

It just takes deliberate practice.  

Show up again and again.  Smile.  Solve problems.  Go the extra step.

I'm starting to see a pattern: Grit beats IQ and hard work beats talent.  And thank goodness!  

We all have what it takes to do well.