Confucius advised: "Choose a job you love and you will never work a day in your life." Steve Jobs agreed, counselling: "The only way to do great work is to love what you do." The truth is a meta-analysis of almost one hundred different studies of working adults in almost every conceivable profession finding that when our interests match our jobs we are generally more satisfied and happier with our lives.
Good fit is good for everyone, and everyone can find good fit somewhere. We have more information at our fingertips than seemed possible even a couple of decades ago - information to help us learn about ourselves, about the culture of the organizations we seek to work for, and how those two things fit together to lead to finding - or creating - the workplace that feels like coming home.
Clearly the idea that grit is one of the keys to success has grabbed our curiosity. After all as Angela herself writes in the book after asking three hundred American adults to tell her how they felt about their grit scores: "In the entire sample, there wasn't a single person, who upon reflection, aspired to be less gritty."