But the killer post by Tino is this one:
Clearly IQ is the main issue in school success....unless you think that 3x effort factor makes a difference for some reason.
Goes along with my QoTY:
Effort is the whole deal. How many hours have you been working on it is the ONLY question. And the business of Mastery is entirely about this practice. Heck, TJIC discussed it too. Practice is it. Unfortunately for those of us who like to talk/read/write...reading/writing/talking gives practice only at that. Not at doing, or even really at understanding.
What have you done so much of that you understand the above is true for it. Let's call it the 10,000 hour mark.
Me: Teach (near 50K hours). Math problems. Debug software. Read, Learn, Argue. Look for amazing people.
What are my most excellent commenters masters of?