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Advice to College Graduates: Seek Out Mentors Who Will Tell You About Their Mistakes

Jessica Bacal | Posted 06.03.2014 | Women
Jessica Bacal

You're probably aware of the hand-wringing about young women and perfectionism. But you haven't heard enough about how the ability to persevere after making a mistake will be a key factor in forging the link between your triumphs at college and your future success at work.

Entrepreneurship Can Start in College: Here's How It's Done

Carol J. Carter | Posted 04.28.2014 | College
Carol J. Carter

Having an entrepreneurial spirit can be useful in creating jobs, but it's also a skill set that is valuable to many of today's employers.

6 Ways for Parents to Teach Kids About Grit

Jessica Smock | Posted 04.01.2014 | Parents
Jessica Smock

Can "grit" be taught? Can tenacity and self-discipline be part of the curriculum? How can parents instill these "character"-based qualities in their children?

WATCH: 6 Insanely Popular TED Talks To Make 2014 The Best Year Of Your Life

TEDTalks | Posted 03.05.2014 | TED Weekends
TEDTalks

insanely popular ted talksTo kick off the New Year, TEDWeekends is proud to present a compilation of six insanely popular TED Talks from our 2013 programming. These talks inspired a tremendous amount of engagement from our community last year, and each one provides valuable insight that will help you get the most out of life in 2014.

Visionary Grit

Miles Kimball | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Miles Kimball

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGrit is passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. But that is not enough. Grit also comes from having a vision, a dream, a picture in the mind's eye.

Self-Control and Success

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

If you were lucky enough to be born with a high level of self-control as a child, that bodes well for you in the future. But what if you are a "one-marshmallow person," prone to give in to short-term temptations?

Renee Jain: Teaching Children the Third Metric of Success

Renee Jain | Posted 08.20.2013 | Parents
Renee Jain

Perseverance and passion matter at least as much, if not more, than other cognitive qualities. As I see it, grit is a tool that levels the playing field.

How Children Succeed

Susan Sawyers | Posted 11.09.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

What do you think? Do you and/or your children have what it takes to succeed?

Why Passion Is a Gift

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Scott Barry Kaufman

Why don't we view passion and interest as gifts?