WHAT IS GRIT?
G = Guts (Growth)
R = Resilience
I = Initiative
T = Tenacity
In The Words Of Angela Duckworth, Grit Can Be Defined As Sustained passion and perseverance for especially long term goals.
However, Grit can also be defined as the tendency not to abandon tasks from mere changeability. Not seeking something fresh because of novelty.
The tendency not to abandon tasks in the face of obstacles. Perseverance, tenacity, doggedness. – Cox, Stanford study of 301 geniuses.
She explained it below:
CHARACTER TRAIT SAYS WHAT?
She explained that talent multiplied by effort gives you skill while skill performed over a long period of time with much effort gives you achievement.
The graph above shows the 10,000 hours theory that skills is developed over time to attain different results.
Lets watch the following videos to help buttress our points. Click on the links below:
Video 1: What is Grit?
Video 2: Angela Duckworth talks about the psychology of Winners
What does it mean to have Grit?
To have grit means you have courage and show the strength of your character, you can persevere, you are resilient and passionate
This also means to stick with it; to continue working hard even after experiencing difficulty or failure.
CHARACTERISTICS OF A PERSON WHO HAS GRIT:
There are 5 characteristics:
GRIT – TIMING IS EVERYTHING
HENCE GRIT is the ability to persist in something you feel passionate about and persevere when you face obstacles. This kind of passion is not about intense emotions or infatuation. It’s about having direction and commitment.
When you think of courage you may think of physical bravery, but there are many other forms of courage. After all, courage is not absence of fear, but the triumph over it. Examples of courage include taking a chance when others will not; following your vision, no matter where it takes you; standing up for what you believe in; doing the right thing even though easier option exit etc
It is defined as the personality trait of being thorough, careful, or vigilant. It implies a desire to do a task well and conscientious people are efficient and organized, not resting until the job is done and done right.
To persevere means to start and continue steadfastly on the path towards any goal you set and frequently this factor alone is the difference between failure and success. To many people, perseverance is synonymous with pain and suffering but those with true grit are able to flip their perspective on perseverance 180 degrees and view struggle as a doorway to pleasure.
In one word, resilience is “toughness”-the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. In general, those who are optimistic tend to show greater resilience. They approach life with a sense of humour, are able to laugh at themselves and to reframe situations and experiences to see a lighter side. Resilient people see difficulties as stepping stones to transformation.
Passionate people have a deep sense of purpose and are often selfless in their actions. They generally accept themselves as imperfect and growing, seeing life as a series of choices and options. They are driven by goals and are result-oriented. They don’t let anything stop them-they have a “will to find a way” attitude and don’t accept “no” for an answer.
Why is grit important?
It is important because it is a driver of achievement and success, independent of and beyond what talent and intelligence contribute. Without grit, talent may be nothing more than unmet potential. It is only with effort that talent becomes a skill that leads to success.
DISCOVER YOURSELF. TAKE THIS GRIT TEST:
1.Setbacks don’t discourage me. I don’t give up easily.
2. I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one.
4. I have difficulty maintaining my focus on projects that take more than a few months to complete
5. I finish whatever I begin
6. My interest changes from year to year
10.New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones