“In education, the one thing we know how to measure best is IQ. But what if doing well in school and in life depends much more than your ability to learn quickly and easily?”
In her extensive research, former management consultant turned teacher and psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found neither IQ, talent, good looks, physical health nor social intelligence was a significant predictor of success. It is grit – the unflagging ability to stick with a long-term goal.
“Grit is passion and perseverance for a very long term goal. Grit is stamina. Girt living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.”
“Talent doesn’t necessarily make you gritty. In fact, grit is usually unrelated or even inversely related to measures of talent.”