Doskoch’s article is useful information sandwiched in the fluff magazine “Psychology Today.” Although the key words of “Gritty” was overused, the concept of “perseverance is more important than innate intelligence/talent” is a valuable one that shines through in Doskoch’s article. Without such perseverance, an otherwise talented person, would give up before they have any measure of success. This is poignant as our first articles as MFA candidates, because this is a vital lesson that we must internalize, if we have not already. Receiving an MFA is not enough to guarantee success in our chosen fields. Working without ceasing is what we need. Working without knowing what quitting means, is the key to our future and current success.