Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
absolutely true. I work with a guy much smarter than me on a measurable scale but I routinely raeolve problems he does not because he quits if he cant figure it out easily, but that is no big deal; most people are quitters; few routinely do more than they have to or face serious consequences.best indicator is a person's physical shape imo. if someone is serious need of a salad they probably do not get much done
hmmm but no one ever said grit is not important..rather, talent determines how much mileage you get for your grit
I remember reading an interview with a Navy SEAL instructor years ago... when asked what was "the thing" that portends success - "It's not the strongest guy, not the fastest guy, nor is it the smartest guy... it's the motherfucker who just won't quit; that's the guy we want..."
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