Apex Acquisitions: Why Work Ethic Crushes Skill (Talent vs. Graft)

At Apex Acquisitions, many of our agents are well-equipped and multi-talented in various areas. We also place an importance on the idea that even though you are skilled at something, it does not automatically make you the best. “We believe that work ethic beats skill. Skill can make someone good at something because they are naturally gifted. But without working hard on that skill or giving grit towards that specific work, you won’t make it to a high level,” says Emmanuel Babalola of Apex Acquisitions. Work ethic has many contributing factors to it. Your mindset, attitude, confidence, and positivity play a massive role in the outcome of your results. It is also important to consider that skill only takes you as far as the skill itself. But owning it, maintaining it, and developing it will enable you to further expand towards your dreams.

“Take the example of athletes. Many of them are gifted already. But without working hard to develop those gifts and skills, how far are they going to get? The greatest athletes work behind the scenes and twice as hard. They develop this sports mentality that enables them to understand the importance of various factors. Factors such as attitude, mindset, and positivity,” says Emmanuel Babalola of Apex Acquisitions. As long as your mindset makes you believe you are capable of greater things, you can accomplish those things. This is how athletes and strong-minded successful folks stay in touch with their field and progress to a higher position.

According to Influencive Magazine, the writer Kale Panoho writes, “A paper published in 2007 described perseverance and passion for long-term goals as “Grit” (a non-cognitive trait, measuring persistence) of equal or more important than IQ and talent.  The same has been found by  psychologist Carol Dweck who said, “Attitude is a better predictor of your success than your IQ.” Based off studies, it also determines that grit is more valuable than skill set, and our ideas at Apex Acquisitions revolve around this, so we know that we are headed in the right direction.

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