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What Is Grit?

What Is Grit?

  • Grit is the combination of passion (a deep, enduring knowledge of what you want) and perseverance (hard work and resilience).
  •  It’s about moving in a direction with consistency and endurance, like having a clear inner compass that guides all your decisions and actions.
  • Grit = Passion + Perseverance


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Short Summary:

Short Summary:

  1. The Psychology of Achievement: Skill requires talent and effort, and Achievement requires skill and effort.
  2. Grit and Goal Structures: Have a top-level goal (or “ultimate concern”).
  3. The Power of Passion and Practice: Embrace long-term deliberate practice...


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Discovering your Interests:

Discovering your Interests:

• Spend time to explore and discover your interest.

• Deep interest emerges with time, and comes from a blend of age, real-life triggers, a period of interest development and support from others.


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Why Grit Is Important?

Why Grit Is Important?

  • Effort (which is sustained by grit) is doubly important. 
  •  You must put in effort to hone your natural talents into tangible skills through practice and improvement.
  • You must also put in effort to apply those skills to


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Developing Grit:

Developing Grit:

  • INTEREST: Loving what you do.
  • PRACTICE: Focusing on improvement no matter what.
  • PURPOSE: Believing strongly that your work matters to yourself and to others.
  • HOPE: ...


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• Our interests, passions and calling are not inborn; they’re cultivated over time.

• Grit paragons don’t suddenly discover their passion in a magical, fireworks-filled moment. Instead, they spend years exploring different interests before focusing on one area.



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Deepening Through Practice:

Deepening Through Practice:

  1. Break down the steps/components of deliberate practice.
  2. Examine the difference/relationship between deliberate practice and flow (a high-performance state coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)
  3. Explain how you can in...


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Developing a Sense of Purpose:

Developing a Sense of Purpose:

  • Purpose is “the intention to contribute to the well-being of others”.
  • Both gritty and non-gritty people seek short-term pleasures, but gritty people are drastically more likely to also seek to contribute to others.
  • They us...


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Nurturing Hope:

Nurturing Hope:

Hope is “the expectation that our own efforts can improve our future”. It helps us to persevere; it gives us the strength to get up each time we fall and to keep going.


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The concept of GRIT can be explained in terms of perseverance. Only perseverance will lead to high achievement. A high achiever never believes that they will ever reach their goals, they are always striving more, and are the exact opposite of complacent, constant...

What is Grit?

What is Grit?

  1. Grit is the perseverance and passion to achieve long–term goals.
  2. Sometimes you will hear grit referred to as mental toughness.
  3. Angela Duckworth, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests that gri...

Characteristics of GRIT

1. A gritty person must have INTEREST and PASSION

2. The second characteristic is the ability to PRACTICE. Someone with grit will dedicate themselves to practicing every day, and always striving to be better than the day before.

3. ...


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