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Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success? 5 research-backed steps to increase your perseverance. And more

Is “Grit” Really the Key to Success?

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Thinkstock

Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Thinkstock

A new book says you need passion and perseverance to achieve your goals in work and life. Is this a bold new idea or an old one dressed up to be the latest self-help sensation? In the summer of 2004, Angela Duckworth, then a graduate student in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, went up to West Point to study 1,200 new cadets. The first-years were about to start “Beast Barracks,” an infamous seven-week training program during which they’d toil in the classroom and on the field for 17 hours every day without a break. Many would drop out. Duckworth wanted to find out why some cadets managed to endure this challenge, while others just gave up…

 

5 research-backed steps to increase your perseverance

Ever feel like you just wanna give up on something? How can you develop the inner strength necessary to achieve your long term goals? Turns out that grit — the perseverance that keeps us going — is a lot more important than you might think. In fact, it’s the best predictor of success among West Point cadets…

 

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