by Todd Walker
Every craft has pinnacle performers. What separates people who master a skill from the rest of us?
They appear to have innate self-reliance super-powers. But here’s the thing…
It’s not that they were born with copious amounts of talent. Their skill wasn’t genetically transmitted. The truth is that there is not a friction fire gene, or an ax-manship gene, or a gardening gene… no matter how effortless they make it look. Talent, in and of itself, is overrated!
Whatever skill you practice, these two traits will determine your level of mastery…
Grit and Deliberate Practice.
Besides being abrasive particles in your swim trunks, as a personality trait, grit is a “positive, non-cognitive trait based on an individual’s passion for a particular long-term goal or end state, coupled with a powerful motivation to achieve their respective objective.” ~ source.
Angela Duckworth condensed the meaning of grit as perseverance and passion for long-term…
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