I recently read this article by James Clear.
So if success is linked to grit then why do we spend all this time wanting to find our passion?
Why not develop our grit? Why not spend time developing our staying power?
Well maybe because we believe the short cuts we are sold.
If only we have enough talent, if only we discover our talent, if only we find the magic pill, if only…
And it starts with small things. Daily rituals that lead to long term gains over short term potential losses. It starts with brushing our teeth. And then flossing! Ah here is already the rub. Who misses out on this part? Then we make our bed. Once we can do that we can try to do square breathing for 32 days continuously. Then maybe we can move onto the important stuff. Oh but hang on is the really important stuff not developing grit. So floss every day.
And finally for those who want the full research article to back this all up:
“… these findings suggest that the achievement of difficult goals entails not only talent but the consistent application of talent over time” Angela Duckworth