Angela Duckworth On Grit: In The Long Run, This Is The Trait That Counts
Intelligence, talent or status can't guarantee you this skill - and it could very well be the one that matters the most
You can still be a loner, the shy one, a dreamer, the basket case in the corner - and have this trait.
Conversely, you can have the world's highest IQ, a god-given talent and come from a blessed background and not have it.
It is the domain of (and can be learnt by) anyone who is willing to stick at it hell or highwater and, vitally, who is also able to adopt a "Growth Mindset", which is being able to admit that you can improve - always.
And, as Angela Duckworth points out in her TED talk, it is these kinds of people who win in the end - in all walks of life.