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Talent vs Grit

Talent vs Grit

In a recent episode of Maya Shankar’s podcast, she had an episode titled The Science of Grit., where guest Angela Duckworth defined grit as “a power combo of passion and perseverance”.


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You might have more talent than me

You might be smarter than me

You might be sexier than me

You might be all of those things.

You got it on me in 9 categories.

But if we get on a treadmill together, right, there’s two things:

You’re getting off first, or I’m gonna die.

It’s really that simple.



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Quit vs Grit

There's also the question of knowing “when to quit and when to grit“. If you’re in a tough situation, the best move is often to quit. Burying yourself deeper into sunk costs is never wise, and quitting early can be great, so it can sometimes be difficult to know when to quit and when to grit.

For that, I think it goes back to what you love and what you want. If you’re doing something you love in pursuit of something you really want, grit can take you further along that path. If you have that passion, and put perseverance behind it, you’ve found some grit and it could lead to great things.


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