Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, Angela Lee Duckworth [TED]

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In this TED Talk, “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance,” Angela Lee Duckworth explains that a significant predictor of success is “grit” or “passion and perseverance for very long-term goals.” This characteristic is evidenced in school-aged students, military cadets, sales people, teachers working in challenging neighborhoods, and other contexts as more important than talent or intelligence (IQ) for success.

After leaving a high-powered job and transitioning to becoming a public school teacher in New York City Public Schools,

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