“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
— Albert Einstein
Intelligence is generally considered the best predictor of capacity for future accomplishment.
Turns out, that IQ may be the wrong barometer for predicting who will “succeed.”
While often maligned as Captains of the Obvious, it seems Self Help gurus are onto something when they extol followers to simply “not quit.”
- Shifting the focus from IQ and test scores to traits of perseverance, curiosity, and grit for long term success in kids (psychologicalscience.org)
- Is the secret to success as simple as just not giving up? (businessinsider.com)
- Grit: Perseverance and Passion for Long-Term Goals (nategibson.net)