How Much Grit Have You Got? Duckworth Will Help You Find Out - “Talent without discipline is like an octopus on roller skates. There’s plenty of movement, but you never know if it’s going to be forward, backwards, or sideways.” — H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Angela Duckworth operates the Duckworth Lab at the University of Pennsylvania, which studies the interplay between grit and self-control.
Got Grit? | What is grit? Grit has been defined by researchers in slightly different but consistent ways. It is hard work plus dedication, perseverance and persistence in the face of adversity, passion for long term goals, or Gladwell's 10,000 hours plus a little bit of fanaticism.
Got Grit? The Secret Sauce to Success | Angela Lee Duckworth was the keynote and presented her research on grit. Her research validated and furthered my beliefs in the keys to success for individuals, teams and a business. While intelligence is required, Angela demonstrated that the determining factors for success were perseverance, hard work and a drive to improve.
Traits of the 'Get It Done' Personality: Laser Focus, Resilience, and True Grit
Traits of the Get It Done Personality: Laser Focus, Resilience, and True Grit by Angela Duckworth | "The gritty person approaches achievement as a marathon," she writes in an article published in an online journal. "The gritty person sticks with it, whereas others might be distracted by boredom, failure, adversity, or plateaus."
True Grit | The metaphor of achievement as a race recalls Aesop’s fable of the tortoise and the hare. This oft-told story, which many of us heard as children in one form or another, preaches the value of plodding on, no matter how slow or uneven our progress, toward goals that at times seem impossibly far away. At the starting line, it is the hare who is expected to finish first.
And that’s also the point of perseverance. As any cyclist knows, you keep pedaling because you don’t know what’s next. Conditions change often. Things can get worse, of course, but just as often they get better.