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What’s grit and how can I get it?

By Trisha Sheehan The author Angela Duckworth defines grit as passion and perseverance for long-term and meaningful goals. She explains it is the ability to persist, to have direction and commitment to something. Perseverance is the ability to continue to work hard even through challenges or failure. Duckworth, the author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance , developed the Grit Scale . She names four assets that people with grit share. Interest We look to interest first. We develop passion by enjoying what we do. There will be pieces of our work we don’t enjoy as much but for those who have grit they truly love what they do. Practice Those who have grit intentionally grow their capacity to practice. Perseverance is the daily discipline of trying to do work better than we did yesterday or the day before that. We want to improve and not just settle for mediocracy. Purpose Purpose grows our passion. Knowing and understanding the work we do is important to you but