Is Grit the key to success?

Academic Angela Duckworth did research on the issue of Success. In all her research covering very different contexts, one characteristic emerged as a significant predictor of success and it wasn’t social intelligence, it wasn’t good looks, physical health, and it wasn’t IQ. It was grit.


Angela Duckworth discusses Grit and the Growth Mindset. Is this just another fad in positive thinking or is it useful in reframing our approaches to success? How can we take into account our processes and practices in schools to help foster these positive habits?


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