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July 25, 2014

Grit: An Overlooked Predictor of Success

opportunityThe music industry houses an interesting discrepancy: Success mesmerizes, but hard work intimidates.

In her widely acclaimed studies, psychologist Angela Duckworth showed that grit, or sustained hard work, is the biggest predictor of success in a variety of fields. In a Ted talk, she defined grit as, “perseverance and passion for long term goals.”

However, we forget this perseverance when captivated by a musician on stage. We forget that a performance represents a mere snapshot in a predominantly “gritty” life filled with discipline and sacrifice.

In a world of instant gratification, self-control sounds woefully limiting. That could be why our society underestimates the significance of grit. Instead, we equate talent with success. Yet talent can only flourish when paired with grit.

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June 3, 2014

Circles & Soundwaves Premieres Crocodile’s “Exit”

The amazing folks over at Circles and Soundwaves have just premiered Crocodile’s new track, “Exit,” calling it, “classic vintage-rock (a la Beatles) and part modern indie (a la Dr. Dog, Deerhunter).” Check it out and have a listen right here.

 

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