Grit

To Recover from Failure, Try Some Self-Compassion

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  From the Harvard Business Review, Christopher Germer describes the importance of self-compassion to help you recover from failure.  I once interviewed a woman who had gotten fired from her previous job.  She told me that after that she couldn’t get out of bed for a month.  Aside from not making a good impression in a job…

The Resilience Habit I Taught Thousands Of Army Drill Sergeants

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  From FastCompany, Paula Davis-Laack discusses how she taught resilience to Army drill sargeants.  She based her training on the work of Dr. Martin Seligman who identified three pillars of resilience: personalization, permanence and pervasiveness.  Paula writes: Your resilience grows when you focus on developing specific skills in the following three categories: thinking differently, connecting…

Talent counts, but grit counts twice: best-selling author gives diversity lecture

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  From the Review, Elie Halfacre shares her observations from a lecture by Angela Duckworth.  Ellie writes: Over the course of her career, she has advised the White House and Fortune 500 companies on what makes a person “gritty.” Gritty people strive for completion in their endeavors, and they show resilience in the face of adversity. Effort…

Using Harsh Feedback to Fuel Your Career

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  From Harvard Business Review, William Treseder offers a five step program for turning harsh feedback into a positive result.  William writes: Step 1: Embrace emotions. It’s only natural to get upset when someone gives you negative feedback. I’ll be the first person to tell you that. So let yourself be upset. Don’t try to stifle that…

How to be a Highly Successful Online College Student

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Having initiative and grit are key factors in being successful in any area but particularly in being a successful online college student.  Trisha Baxter, an elementary school math teacher with an open eye for what is happening in the higher education system and especially for the amazing trends in online education, has developed the following infographic with…

How to Become More Resilient

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From Hubspot, Lindsay Kolowich shares a terrific infographic from Happify on how to become more resilient.  More resilient people interpret events as temporary, they do not generalize about a setback, and they do not treat setbacks as being personal.  One can become more resilient if you describe setbacks in this manner.  These and more tips in this…

4 things the grittiest people have in common, according to a psychologist

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  From CNBC, Marguerite Ward shares 4 things that are common among gritty people based on the work of Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.  Marguerite writes: Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvaniaand a MacArthur “Genius” fellow, spent years analyzing what it takes to be successful. In her recent…

5 Ways to Boost Your Resilience at Work

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    From Harvard Business Review, Rich Fernandez offers five recommendations to help build resilience in a work environment.  Rich writes: More than five decades of research point to the fact that resilience is built by attitudes, behaviors and social supports that can be adopted and cultivated by anyone. Factors that lead to resilience include optimism; the…

Seeing the benefits of failure shapes kids’ beliefs about intelligence

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  Medicalxpress shares information that suggests that parents attitude towards failure may affect their child’s mindset.  Children were more likely to have a fixed mindset if their parents had negative attitudes towards family. In one study, the researchers asked 73 parent-child pairs to answer a series of questions designed to tap into their individual mindsets.…

Angela Duckworth: To Grow Students’ Grit, Balance Challenges With Support

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  From Education Week, Evie Blad discusses Angela Duckworth’s book and talk at the Education Writers Association.  Evie note that Professor Duckworth’s concept of grit and its correlation with success has gained a lot of attention from educators.  Evie writes:  Perhaps most interesting for educators, the book asserts that grit can be developed both by individuals within…