Is it height? Parents (genes)? Success early in life? Talent at a young age? IQ?
Actually, it's none of these.
"Grit." aka stick-with-it-ness, is one of the best predictors of future success.
Makes sense. Stories come to mind of MJ being cut from the varsity basketball squad, to Bart Starr, Roger Staubach, and Tom Brady all being late round draft picks.
These guys were pretty successful, don't you think?
Continuing to work towards a goal. Consistency. Determination. Never giving up.
I say this all the time, but,
"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated every day."
You want something? Go get it. If you don't get it right away, stick with it. Show some GRIT.
Make it happen.
*Watch the video below for a better explanation of "grit" by someone much smarter than I!