Much ado about grit

The Virtue of Hard Things
A study of Ivy League undergraduates showed that the smarter the students were, as measured by SAT scores, the less they persevered.
May 3, 2016

The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Angela Duckworth

John Irving … has severe dyslexia, was a C-minus English student in high school and scored 475 out of 800 on the SAT verbal test.
How, then, did he have such a remarkably successful career as a writer?

New Yorker cartoon editor Bob Mankoff, who submitted some 2,000 drawings to the magazine …

Will Smith: “The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is: I’m not afraid to die on a treadmill. . . . If we get on the treadmill together, there’s two things: You’re getting off first, or I’m going to die.”


MacArthur ‘Genius’ Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit
May 25, 2016

Much Ado about Grit: A Meta-Analytic Synthesis of the Grit Literature
Marcus Credé
Department of Psychology, Iowa State University


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