Fine Structure

Persistence Equals Success

Related to our recent discussion about the glorification of zero effort, an article by Jonah Lehrer (quickly becoming one of my favorite science writers) on Grit. A quote from Angela Duckworth, a psychologist at UPenn:

Nobody is talented enough to not have to work hard, and that's what grit allows you to do.

Grit is the willingness for someone to work through failures and see a project to completion. I would simply call it persistence but grit has a certain connotation of success. The article is so right up our alley that it even mentions fixed and growth mindsets! A highly suggested read. ]