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...