Angela Duckworth created a formula where Grit is explained: T x E = S, and your S x E = A! What does this mean? Your Talent times your EFFORT equals your Skill, and your Skill times your EFFORT equals Achievement! This formula correlates to this quote from the great, Vince Lombardi, in that winning is a byproduct of your effort. It is so easy to get caught up in life focusing solely on results, but maybe you just need to completely dedicate all of your attention to your effort or process!
If you break this formula from Duckworth down further, you will see that one’s EFFORT is twice the value of one’s talent. If you are only worried about winning, or the result, you are probably only relying on your talent, and this can be a very slippery slope. One must be really careful if this is your mindset.
If you have been focusing on the wrong approach to success then make a change today and start putting your EFFORT at the forefront!
David Bultema - Founder & Executive Director