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Building Grit

Acumen Academy, Angela Duckworth

5 mins

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Building Grit has everything we need to rediscover the importance of good old hard work in a world that glamorizes overnight success.

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Building Grit

Building Grit

by Acumen Academy

Overview

Grit is a personality trait that includes perseverance, hardiness, resilience, and ambition. But grit is not something you're born with, it's something that can be learned.

Angela Duckworth is a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania and the CEO of Character Lab, a non-profit organization promoting character development. Through her research, Duckworth has developed a novel theory of grit, along with the Grit Scale, which she shares with us.

This course will teach us what grit is and how to cultivate it so that we can transform into a more persistent and resilient version of ourselves.

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I do think that excellence is available to all of us. And by that, I mean that people can find something that they really feel passionate about and work hard.

- Angela Duckworth

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