Grit: the power of passion and perseverance

Source: TED.com – filmed April 2013
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
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One thought on “Grit: the power of passion and perseverance”

  1. Also check out this TED Talk by Ron Finley, filled with resilience, GRIT and defiance. “Growing your own food is like printing your own money.”
    #Ecolutionary Rebels
    A guerilla gardener in South Central LA | Ron Finley

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