"If you want to accomplish something that hasn't been accomplished before you have to be relentlessly and unapologetically determined." Bruce Springsteen
I recently finished a must watch Netflix doco called 'The Defiant Ones' tracing the careers of Beats founders' Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
Beats Electronics sold to Apple in 2014 for $3b. Dre started the west coast rap movement and Iovine produced artists such as Lennon, Springsteen, U2, Fleetwood Mac and Dire Straits before launching his own record label Interscope. At the time Beats sold to Apple it seemed like another overnight success story.
Watching this doco made you appreciate how, like many of these stories, they are decades in the making and not possible without extraordinary sacrifice and 'relentless determination' as Springsteen says.
Research clearly validates the importance of grit and determination in regards to achievement.
As my old psych professor used to say there are three key Ps to life: persistence, perseverance and patience.
Throw in purpose and passion and you well are on your way to extraordinary success.
Dr Dre and Iovine's success are directly related to embodying all 5Ps daily.