Have you ever wondered what makes certain individuals excel in school, why certain military cadets remain in training while others drop out or why certain salesmen manage to make more money than others? Hint: It’s more than just IQ! Psychologist, Angela Duckworth researched these areas and found one thing these individuals had in common: grit.
Grit is the passion and perseverance for long-term goals. It is sticking with your future every day, not just for a short period of time, but for years. It is the stamina to persist even in adversities.
How do we develop grit then? Duckworth suggests that to build grit, we need to develop the growth mindset in us- the belief that the ability to learn is not fixed. This mindset does not believe that failure is a permanent condition, but rather something we can change.
Grit can be applied in all areas- not just in academics or work. At ABRI, we want to journey with you as we help you become grittier despite your challenges. As Duckworth puts it, “Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
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