Written By: Coach Jeremy Williams

I went back to read Angela Duckworth’s, GRIT The Power of Passion and Perseverance on the topic of EFFORT. I agree with Angela that effort must be accounted for twice in our life as we move towards achievement/mastery. The formula is simple:

Talent x Effort = Skill

Skill x Effort = Achievement

See those that reach talent don’t reach achievement/mastery on talent or skill alone. People reach achievement/mastery only when effort is applied not once, and applied twice in the equation.

So let’s look at this in action in the life of a chef. The chef may have some natural talent and schooling to create an edible dish. At the beginning, this requires an intense amount of effort to craft the skills needed to create dishes that will attract new clients to the restaurant. If the chef stops here, he/she would fail. Having the skill alone will not set them on a path of achievement. The chef, now having a skill, needs to reapply effort to the equation, in other words, refine/perfect their craft. Now the chef is aligning their actions and path to achievement/mastery through effort.

Work takes grit. How gritty are you? Are you applying effort twice? Take this in consideration as you work both on and in your business this day. Learn more about the coaching opportunities I offer to guide you on a path to achievement/mastery.