It’s not enough just to try hard. By effort we mean these six things:
1. Time - A willingness to spend the hours needed to finish the job well.
2. Focus – No TV or other distractions; concentrate only on the work!
3. Strategies – If one app roach isn’t working, keep trying different ways until you find one that works.
4. Resourcefulness – Knowing where to go and whom to ask for help when you’re really stuck.
5. Use of Feedback – Looking carefully at responses to your work so you know exactly what to fix.
6. Commitment – Being determined to finish and do the very best work.