This morning, while I was doing some of my online studies, I saw this question popped up:
“When you’re forming a new team to undertake a high stakes venture. What would you prioritize when hiring?”
I know, most of the time the answer to this question would be “Attitude“, but when it comes to “forming a new team to undertake a high stakes venture”, attitude, together with technical skills and prior-experience are considered must-have. Why? Because you are simply not hiring interns and fresh graduates, we are talking about a high stakes venture.
The longer time I spend on working with people and on different projects, the more I believe that you need to have the G-R-I-T!
But what the hell is grit?
It was funny enough, I never heard the word ‘grit’ and I didn’t even know the meaning when I first saw it, so I had almost skipped that very option until I realized that I will need to do some research myself on that very word.
According to Angela Duckworth, the world’s leading expert on “grit,” the much-hyped ingredient in personal success. And according to the Cambridge dictionary, grit could give meaning to courage and determination despite the difficulty.
Guess what? It reminds me of all my prior experiences and reasons for leaving my previous jobs when I was in my twenties. I knew I had other job options that allowed me to gain leverage over any current job positions that I have had, but did I really have the grit I need so that I can follow long-term and meaningful goals?