I was re-reading the book “Grit” by Angela Duckworth and it was such a great reminder why some people become an “overnight sensation” while others never reach their big goals.
In the book, Angela shares that grit is about working on something you care about so much that you’re willing to stay loyal to it.
On the other hand, skipping from one pursuit to another is not something gritty people do.
That’s because enthusiasm is common, endurance is rare.
You can take Angel’s grit test here ⇒ https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/
It was such a powerful tool we implemented it into our hiring process. I know I want gritty people on my team. That shows they are going to stick with things when it gets hard. Non-gritty people switch their focus all the time.
We see it with some clients. They start with keto then switch to intermittent fasting then start tracking macros then do one workout per day then think 2x day is the magic sauce. It goes on and on and they never gain traction.
One of the best lessons I learned when it comes to hiring talent is that the best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.
When you look at someone’s PAST grit, you get a sneak peak of their FUTURE grit.
I bet you want gritty people on your team too. How are you screening for that during the interview stage?
I highly recommend using this test (and others) to know who you are bringing into your four walls. The more you understand the candidate, the better decisions you can make.