On my LinkedIn page, I posted an update inspired by the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth. Motivated by the response I received, I wanted to explore this topic further in my first blog post!
No matter what job title is listed on my email signature, I’m an engineer by training and at heart. You can imagine my surprise, as I was reading Grit, when I came across these equations I’d like to share with you:
Achievement = Skill * Effort (Eq1)
Skill = Talent * Effort (Eq2)
Combine both equations, and you arrive at a formula that is the subject of today’s post:
Achievement = Talent * (Effort)^2 (Eq3)
Duckworth adeptly refers to this as “Effort counts twice.”