Personal Development

We Need More Grit

We Need More Grit

We all have that friend who despite what looks like setback after setback still seems to be performing/enjoying life/doing well. And we all have that friend who despite lazing about at school, now either owns their own successful company or has risen the ranks of the corporate ladder with ease - why is that?

Angela Lee Duckworth left a high-flying corporate job to teach maths to kids. She quickly realised that her strongest performing kids weren’t necessarily the ones with the highest IQ’s, rather they were the ones who just kept going - they had grit. Angela left teaching to become a psychologist, and since then has continued her research into what grit is, and why it is important. She is yet to fully understand why it makes such a difference, but it is clear that it plays a large part in success no matter where you find yourself.

So we ask you on this lovely Thursday morning - what do you think grit is?