There are two parts of the creative process that live in constant tension with one another: the spark, which is the exciting idea, and the grind, which is the process of bringing that idea into the world. Today's guest, Erik Wahl, is the author of a new book called The Spark and The Grind, and we have a wide-ranging conversation about creativity, grit, success vs. failure, expectations, and more.
Why do some people continue to succeed and thrive over the long-term while others falter? Linda Kaplan Thaler argues that there's one main contributing trait - grit. As the founder of a remarkably successful advertising firm, she has proven over the course of many years that grit bears results, and she explains why in her new book Grit To Great.