Is Grit Overrated?

Here is an interesting article in response to Duckworth’s book on why grit is such a key component to success. It really made me think about this whole idea of grit and how we can discuss it with our students.

What distinguished high performers, she found, was largely how they processed feelings of frustration, disappointment, or even boredom. Whereas others took these as signals to cut their losses and turn to some easier task, high performers did not—as if they had been conditioned to believe that struggle was not a signal for alarm.

Source: Is Grit Overrated? – The Atlantic

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