Grit – The Power Of Passion And Perseverance

After leaving a demanding job in management consulting for a more demanding teaching job in return, Angela Duckworth makes inspiring conclusions from her teaching experiences and her students’ performances. She believes that neither IQ, good looks, intelligence nor talent contributed to her student’s success or they were distinguishing factors between her best and worst students.

What she perceived from their performances was that each one of her student was capable of learning materials through hard work and motivation. This led her to conclude that the element of grit is a key factor in making students successful in their academic platforms.

What is grit?

Angela Duckworth through her book questions the readers as to what do they expect from education? From her teaching experiences, she came to a more affirming conclusion that education can be best perceived if we understand learning and students from a motivational and psychological standpoint. She alters our belief that education has always made us perceive the best in students by means of their intelligence.

What puzzled her that if IQ and abilities to learn things quickly are sidelined, then what else is left that would be necessary to bring about the best in students? By researching various academic situations and studying students and adults from super challenging situations she conclude upon the necessity of grit in bringing about the best and fruitful in individuals.

So, grit, as she proposes, is an amalgamation of passion and determination for very long term goals to reach their productive completion. It requires serious commitment on the individual’s part followed by continuous improvement and overcoming setbacks with a positive outlook. Thus success that is grit oriented will lead to optimistic individuals who learn that failure in not a static situation but in turn leave them with countless opportunities of improvements.

How can grit be developed?

Grit as Angela notes is having stamina and sticking with your future, not for days or for months but for years and working very hard to make that future worthwhile. Grit is living life that is a marathon not a sprint. So grit can be developed through:

Passion:

You need to love the work you do and in order to make its completion worthwhile gear all your potentials towards it. Duckworth when decided that her area of interest was studying success from motivational point of view, she geared her energy and passion to its accordance and she came with her books that entails her inspiring conclusions.

Perseverance:

The determination to carry out your goal will lead to hardship and effort. Once you are firm in your work as Duckworth was when she joined the graduate school to become psychologist and conducted researches in academic, military sectors and private companies to carry out her findings, your zeal will make things a lot easier for you.

Find Purpose:

Duckworth findings and research had a purpose; she wanted to explore success from an entirely different standpoint. She wanted to see that talent, IQ good looks and physical fitness was not a measure to one’s accomplishments in life. The grit measures people’s achievements because the attributes that encapsulate grit can be viewed in every average individual.

Make a Difference:

Duckworth’s book allows the readers to gear their will and energies to make a fruitful tomorrow. Although you may not be passionate about your work but through perseverance you can surely meet the ends. This will surely make a lot of difference and through determination and strong will to complete a task assigned to you might end up enjoying and loving the work that at first ceased your interest.

Encouraging Pats:

Duckworth also notes that grit can be cultivated by the continuous reinforcement by teachers, parents, mentors and fellow colleagues as they give you motivating pats on your shoulders. With their helping hand you not only desire to improve and strive for better but also feel contented that your endeavors that matter you the most will eventually find their way towards you.

Practice Makes You Perfect:

Duckworth recommends her readers that success is a product of practice and trying. By practicing you tend to step out of your comforting bubble and realize that there is a whole lot of effort required to build your skills and gear your strengths towards the opportunities that comes on the way to success.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Thus Duckworth’s book serves as a comforting arm to those individuals who belief that success is guaranteed to those who high IQ levels and intelligence. Such a belief is set by the society itself and Duckworth’s book challenges such an existing idea that undermines the fact that efforts and determinations followed by passion are important factors for helping individuals to lead a successful well accomplished life.



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Grit – The Power Of Passion And Perseverance

After leaving a demanding job in management consulting for a more demanding teaching job in return, Angela Duckworth makes inspiring conclusions from her teaching experiences and her students’ performances. She believes that neither IQ, good looks, intelligence nor talent contributed to her student’s success or they were distinguishing factors between her best and worst students.

What she perceived from their performances was that each one of her student was capable of learning materials through hard work and motivation. This led her to conclude that the element of grit is a key factor in making students successful in their academic platforms.

What is grit?

Angela Duckworth through her book questions the readers as to what do they expect from education? From her teaching experiences, she came to a more affirming conclusion that education can be best perceived if we understand learning and students from a motivational and psychological standpoint. She alters our belief that education has always made us perceive the best in students by means of their intelligence.

What puzzled her that if IQ and abilities to learn things quickly are sidelined, then what else is left that would be necessary to bring about the best in students? By researching various academic situations and studying students and adults from super challenging situations she conclude upon the necessity of grit in bringing about the best and fruitful in individuals.

So, grit, as she proposes, is an amalgamation of passion and determination for very long term goals to reach their productive completion. It requires serious commitment on the individual’s part followed by continuous improvement and overcoming setbacks with a positive outlook. Thus success that is grit oriented will lead to optimistic individuals who learn that failure in not a static situation but in turn leave them with countless opportunities of improvements.

How can grit be developed?

Grit as Angela notes is having stamina and sticking with your future, not for days or for months but for years and working very hard to make that future worthwhile. Grit is living life that is a marathon not a sprint. So grit can be developed through:

Passion:

You need to love the work you do and in order to make its completion worthwhile gear all your potentials towards it. Duckworth when decided that her area of interest was studying success from motivational point of view, she geared her energy and passion to its accordance and she came with her books that entails her inspiring conclusions.

Perseverance:

The determination to carry out your goal will lead to hardship and effort. Once you are firm in your work as Duckworth was when she joined the graduate school to become psychologist and conducted researches in academic, military sectors and private companies to carry out her findings, your zeal will make things a lot easier for you.

Find Purpose:

Duckworth findings and research had a purpose; she wanted to explore success from an entirely different standpoint. She wanted to see that talent, IQ good looks and physical fitness was not a measure to one’s accomplishments in life. The grit measures people’s achievements because the attributes that encapsulate grit can be viewed in every average individual.

Make a Difference:

Duckworth’s book allows the readers to gear their will and energies to make a fruitful tomorrow. Although you may not be passionate about your work but through perseverance you can surely meet the ends. This will surely make a lot of difference and through determination and strong will to complete a task assigned to you might end up enjoying and loving the work that at first ceased your interest.

Encouraging Pats:

Duckworth also notes that grit can be cultivated by the continuous reinforcement by teachers, parents, mentors and fellow colleagues as they give you motivating pats on your shoulders. With their helping hand you not only desire to improve and strive for better but also feel contented that your endeavors that matter you the most will eventually find their way towards you.

Practice Makes You Perfect:

Duckworth recommends her readers that success is a product of practice and trying. By practicing you tend to step out of your comforting bubble and realize that there is a whole lot of effort required to build your skills and gear your strengths towards the opportunities that comes on the way to success.

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Thus Duckworth’s book serves as a comforting arm to those individuals who belief that success is guaranteed to those who high IQ levels and intelligence. Such a belief is set by the society itself and Duckworth’s book challenges such an existing idea that undermines the fact that efforts and determinations followed by passion are important factors for helping individuals to lead a successful well accomplished life.



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