What is Grit? The disposition to pursue very long term goals with passion and perseverance. It is sticking with things over the long term and then working very hard at it. Grit is living life like a marathon, not a sprint.
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.