To put it bluntly, if you want to be an artist, you must have grit.

Angela Duckworth
Angela Duckworth

Take it from psychologist Angela Duckworth, the author of Grit.

She noted that lots of people think grit just means perseverance. They’re not quite the same thing, however. Grit is all about developing clear goals that reflect your true passions. The vision is key.