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The Importance of Passion and Perseverance To Succeed

How can you improve your chances of success?

Many people believe that talent is the primary reason people become successful. But the truth is: Successful people meet their goals because their passion helps them persevere.

Triple Your Success With This Thing Called “Grit”


Grit is the characteristic that allows successful people to overcome their challenges — and even see obstacles as opportunities.

In this video from TED TalksNew York Times bestseller and pioneering psychologist, Angela Lee Duckworth, shares how grit can help spelling bee competitors, teachers and salespeople become leaders in their field.

Unfortunately, schools often focus solely on talent in particular subjects and fail to recognize perseverance as a major factor in success.

But it’s possible to improve our grit and increase our chances of success.

Watch the 6-minute video above to learn how grit can help you — and your kids — succeed and discover:

  • How passion and perseverance can improve your life;
  • How to teach your kids and yourself grit;
  • What a “growth mindset” is, and why it’s important.

What do you think is the most important attribute you need to have in order to succeed? Share in the comments below.

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