Got Grit?

Grit.  Maybe you've heard this term used in school or a business setting.  But what does it mean? Graduate of University of Pennsylvania and recipient of the McArthur "genius" award, Angela Duckworth, wrote a book aptly entitled, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance. She watched her math students and noticed that the most successful ones didn't necessarily have the highest aptitude, but they did rank high in their levels of perseverance and passion for long term goals, which is why for many outcomes grit has been shown to be a more accurate predictor of success than other talent measurements like IQ or SAT scores. Those who were most successful in decades worth of research were those who had the highest levels of grit.

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