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Researchers are learning that stick-to-itiveness, resolve, determination, and inner strength are more important than native talent, ability, or intelligence in determining success. But what if we're not naturally blessed with grit? No worries, says researcher and professor Angela Duckworth, this plucky combination of perseverance and passion can be developed intentionally. So if Monday's got you fretting over a lack of genius, get gritty.
Put Duckworth's four steps to developing grit on your weekly to-do list: start with passionate interest, practice hard, believe your purpose has deep meaning, and cultivate hope, which gives you the ability to keep going when the going gets tough.
Make today the day you dig in and start uncovering the depths of your inner strength. #MotivationalMonday