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Angela Lee Duckworth Tedtalk

What If You Don't Have a Long-term Goal?

Yalda T. Uhls | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Yalda T. Uhls

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgLong-term goals, while eminently admirable, feel too challenging when some are just trying to live day to day. 16 million kids lived in food insecure houses in 2012. 20 percent of urban kids feel unsafe in their schools.

Grit Means Getting Up Close and Personal With Failure

Lindsay Ferrier | Posted 01.25.2014 | TED Weekends
Lindsay Ferrier

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI got my own first taste of grit right after I graduated from college. Armed with good grades, several internships, and stellar recommendations, I thought I'd be deluged with job offers. I thought wrong.

How Can We Help Our Children Become 'Grittier?'

Kenneth Barish, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Kenneth Barish, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgAs Angela tells us, they are often talented and smart. But when it is time to write an essay, practice an instrument, or study for an exam, they procrastinate or give up.

WATCH: The Surprising Trait That's MUCH More Important Than IQ

TEDTalks | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

angela duckworthNever give up! It's more than just a platitude. In her extensive research, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth found the #1 predictor of a person's success.