Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term and meaningful goals. It is the ability to persist in something you feel passionate about and persevere when you face obstacles.

Caren Baruch-Feldman, PhD, author of The Grit Guide for Teens says that Grit is kind of passion which is not about intense emotions or infatuation. It’s about having direction and commitment. When you have this kind of passion, you can stay committed to a task that may be difficult or boring.  Grit is also about perseverance. To persevere means to stick with it; to continue working hard even after experiencing difficulty or failure.  

Grit: The power of passion and perseverance

This short TED talk by psychology professor Angela Duckworth explains the concept of grit and how it helps foster mental toughness in our everyday lives.

Resource Materials

Best Books on Grit and Mental Toughness

Few excellent Grit Articles by James Clear, Author of Atomic Habits

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