After years of teaching, Angela Duckworth felt that education and learning should be explored from a motivational and psychological perspective.
Angela left teaching to become a psychologist and consistently explored the following question in several settings with adults and children:
Who is successful and why?
The studies revealed that the most significant predictor of success is not IQ, social intelligence, or good looks. The one single most important characteristic that determined individual success is GRIT.
Angela defines grit as having the passion and perseverance to achieve long term goals.
“Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.“
Watch the Ted Talk with Angela Duckworth.
Read Employment E-News – September 2016 – Success in September
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