Success can seem ephemeral. How do we acquire it? Does it happen because we’re lucky? Or, because we’ve worked really hard? Or, is it because we’re so smart?
Psychology professor Angela Lee Duckworth, who studies the predictors of success, says it’s all about grit. In this short Ted Talk video, she explains how we can help our kids, and ourselves, obtain grit and with it, success.
When we remember “failure is not permanent,” we can sustain the trial and error that might feel like a setback but makes us smarter. Our grit keeps us engaged for the long haul. If we’re not yet successful, we’ve definitely improved our odds.
What’s the alternative?