Grit, as defined by Angela Duckworth, in her bestselling book by the same name, is passion and perseverance.
Grit is forged by the combination of the two — a passion for something and the willingness to follow through on the process it takes to become good at that thing.
Here’s how Duckworth describes highly-successful people, based on her research:
1. They were resilient and hardworking.
2. They knew in a very, very deep way what it was they wanted.
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