While we don’t always do it, one of the primary goals here at 2brains1mind is to show our readers the inner mechanics that lead many people to success. Focusing on everyone from artists, business people, hobbyists, and entrepreneurs the point of this site is to try to deconstruct what it is exactly that makes so many successful people, both past and present, good at what they do.
This entry focuses on grit in relation to success, and was inspired by one of Maria Popova’s annotated readings on BrainPickings.org. The most essential component to any successful story is grit, or as I like to refer to it sometimes, showing up. No matter what you’re wanting to accomplish, consistency hands down distances the professionals from amateurs day after day. Sure, a select few individuals might be savants following the footsteps of Wolfgang Mozart who could compose at an age as early as five, but the majority of people, myself included, do not come into possession of a skill so easily. Continue reading “Success Boiled Down to One Element: How John Steinbeck Shows True Grit.”