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Angela Lee Duckworth

Where Purpose Is in Pitfalls and Potential Is in Possibility

Cara Dixon | Posted 01.27.2014 | TED Weekends
Cara Dixon

The perspective that life is a marathon, not a sprint, endangers the belief that the result will provide immediate gratification. To a culture that runs on making results readily available, this notion may present challenges.

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.

How I Pushed Past My Comfort Zone

Marquis Taylor | Posted 01.23.2014 | TED Weekends
Marquis Taylor

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy mother locked me out of the house everyday to practice and develop my skills on the court. Without knowing it, this was my first life lesson on setting long-term goals and overcoming obstacles to achieve a dream.

Lessons On Success I Learned In Grandpap's Garden

Rob Furman | Posted 11.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Rob Furman

I am inclined to believe and agree that being passionate can lead us to a path of success

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.

Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort -- Not IQ Or ZIP Code -- Paves The Path To Success

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.16.2013 | TED Weekends
Eric Cooper

As it turns out, we are not "set in stone" at birth -- not by genetics, not by the luck-of-the-draw of our ZIP code.

The X Factor That All Kids Need To Have

Maureen Dawn Healy | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Maureen Dawn Healy

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGot some chutzpah? Or some stubborn determination to succeed when the chips are down? Is this what Angela Lee Duckworth is referring to when she says grit?

Every Generation Must Find Its Own Way To Teach "Grit"

John Thompson | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
John Thompson

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMy best teachers believed that their job was not to "teach the subject," but to "teach the student." Book smarts were great, but academic success was not the end-all, be-all of school.

Growing Gritty Kids

Andrew Andestic | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Andrew Andestic

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGuess who was one of the youngest talent show contestants at his school? And guess who still has a mild tantrum when a new concept does not come easy? Sometimes intelligence is not an advantage.

Gritless To Gritty In One Simple Step

Daniel Wong | Posted 11.15.2013 | TED Weekends
Daniel Wong

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIt's only natural for me, as an extremely imperfect person, to be self-centered, so it's still a daily battle to get beyond myself and my wants and my needs.

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.