“Grit”

I got a bit obsessed last night with the concept of “grit”.  The ability to stay focused and grind out a process to get to your desired outcome no matter the obstacles.  Lots of recent (2 years or so) research showing that being able to categorize “grit” makes for better ability to predict success of individuals in life or in specific events.  Some good reading on the ability to purposefully increase one’s inner “grit”.  I am just going to post a few links below.  Be forewarned, you may get into a whirlpool of continuing link-reading as I have last night.

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/true-grit-measure-teach-success-vicki-davis

http://mindsetonline.com/whatisit/about/index.html

http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~duckwort/images/12-item%20Grit%20Scale.05312011.pdf

 

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