True Grit: Can Perseverance be Taught?

People, who accomplished great things, are often combined a passion for a single mission with an unswerving dedication to achieve that mission, whatever the obstacles and however long it might take.

Self-control is an excellent predictor of your ability to follow through on certain types of difficult tasks — staying on your diet, studying for a test, not checking your email — but it’s not the most important factor when it comes to predicting success at “extremely high-challenge achievement”.

1. The tendency not to abandon tasks from mere changeability. Not seeking something because of novelty. Not “looking for a change.”

2. The tendency not to abandon tasks in the face of obstacles. Perseverance, tenacity, doggedness.

Precisely, these two characteristics become a Quality, we can call “Grit”.

Have a look at the video, wherein Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, explains much about the value of having Grit, , which is nothing but the ability to persist and passionately pursue your goal whatever it takes.

 

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